Learn from the top genome-editing researchers and perform hands-on CRISPR experiments in this UC Berkeley class.
Every summer, the IGI offers a 3-week class for UC Berkeley students. The course covers a range of CRISPR-related topics and provides an opportunity to perform a suite of biochemistry and molecular biology experiments. The lab and lecture components of the course are divided into two separate classes, each worth 1 unit. You must sign up for the lecture if you plan to take the lab, but you may take the lecture alone.
Prominent CRISPR experts from UC Berkeley and UCSF deliver the course lectures. Topics include bacterial immune systems, CRISPR protein structure and mechanisms, genome editing in humans and agriculture, policy and regulation, and ethical considerations. During the lab sessions, students perform CRISPR experiments outside of cells (in vitro) and inside cells (in vivo), and analyze their results using bioinformatic tools.
This course is designed to expose students to a wide range of scientific fields and present the most cutting-edge advancements in genome-editing research and applications.
Due to COVID-19, the summer 2021 course will only include lectures (1 unit) and no lab component. This class will be taught via asynchronous remote instruction to accommodate students across different time zones.
Title: Intro to CRISPR: From Basic Biology to Genome Editing Technology
Course ID: MCELLBI N184 001 - LEC 001
Class #: 12829
Dates: July 26–August 12, Monday–Thursday
Time: 1 pm–2 pm
Contact: Megan Hochstrasser, firstname.lastname@example.org