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Genome engineering has revolutionized biomedical science in the last years. Several technologies have contributed to this revolution with CRISPR/Cas as the most recent and the main player. The success of CRISPR/Cas is mainly due to the ease with which the technology can be implemented in the lab and the high efficiency of editing genomes. Literature is exploding with new applications of which several will be highlighted, including some of the newer players in the field like Cpf1.
This first training is organized with the aim of translating the knowledge - gained during the last years - to applications in the lab, going from experimental design to screening of mutants and from in vitro applications to the use of plant and animal model organisms. The focus of this training is specifically on the practical use of the technology and on experiences gained applying genome engineering technologies in the lab.
The Training intends to have fruitful interactions between speakers and participants and will be followed by a 2 day Symposium on 'Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology’, a VIB Tools and Technologies Conference.
Tino Hochepied (VIB Inflammation Research Center, UGent)
Mohamed Lamkanfi (VIB Inflammation Research Center, UGent)
Moritz Nowack (VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent)
Mark Veugelers (VIB Technology Watch team)
Session 1: Genome Editing Introduction and Experimental Design
Richard Frock (Harvard Medical School, US)
Cameron Ross MacPherson (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
Session 2: Genome Editing Practical Considerations
Benoit Giquel (Addgene, Cambridge, US)
Gerald Marsischky (Harvard Medical School, US)
Session 3: Genome Editing in Model Organisms
Sven Eyckerman (VIB Medical Biotechnology Center, UGent, Belgium)
Holger Puchta (KIT, Germany)
Jan Cools (VIB Center for the Biology of Disease, KU Leuven, Belgium)
Vladimir Nekrasov (Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)
Anna Sablina (VIB Center for the Biology of Disease, KU Leuven, Belgium)
Tino Hochepied (VIB Inflammation Research Center, UGent, Belgium)
Participation is free for VIB participants.
Registration fee for Academics from Universities and Centers of Excellence is 40 EUR.
Registration fee for participants from EU-LIFE partner institutes is 40 EUR.
Registration fee for Industry is 300 EUR.