This 1-week workshop will focus on applications of CRISPR technology as a platform for genome editing and functional genomics. The program will consist of lectures from experts in the field and a hands-on laboratory experience demonstrating targeted mutagenesis in cultured human cells. A bioinformatics practical session will introduce tools for guide RNA design and the analysis of multiplexed genetic screens. Workshop faculty will address topics in genome editing and CRISPR-Cas9 research, including basic and enhanced CRISPR methods, cellular repair mechanisms, regulation of gene expression, bioinformatics, applications to various organisms, and bioethics.
This workshop is designed for scientists in academia and industry who have some familiarity with CRISPR technology and want to expand its use in their research. A working knowledge of basic molecular biology and some familiarity with genome editing will be assumed. Applications from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and more senior researchers are welcome.
Application Deadline: April 10, 2017
Those interested in attending this workshop must submit an online application by April 10, 2017. Accepted applicants will be notified in May 2017 with instructions to confirm their registration and payment ($250/Academic, $500/Industry). All applicants will be notified about the status of their applications by May 31, 2017.
- April 10 — Application Deadline. Those interested in attending must submit an application online by Monday, April 10, 2017.
- April 11–30 — Application Review.
- May 1–31 — Registration and Payment. Accepted applicants will be notified with instructions to confirm their registration and payment ($250/Academic, $500/Industry).
Contact: Susan Jenkins, Managing Director ([email protected])