Visiting speaker Dimitra Saxoni will present “CRISPR/Cas based technology: Taking Gene Editing to the next level” on Wednesday 31/8.
Observation of bacteria and archaea’s adaptive immune systems led to the development of the CRISPR/Cas* technique for genomic manipulation. The technique offers several advantages over previously used strategies and has been rapidly gaining in popularity, creating a need for new software tools. This is an introduction in basic CRISPR biology as well as CRISPR technology and its applications, highlighting genome editing approaches aiming to correct mutations that cause Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
*CRISPR/Cas = Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/Crispr-associated nuclease