Month: August 2019

Seminar on CRISPR/Cas9

Date: September 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In this webinar, Ngoc-Tung Tran, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, will provide a general introduction of the CRISPR/Cas9 system. He will summarize the current approaches to enhanced homology-directed repair for precise gene editing. Regarding gene therapy applications, he will point out the differences between precise gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9 and gene delivery by viruses. He will also discuss the potential limitations of CRISPR/Cas9 for clinical applications as well as the current status of solving these limitations.

The webinar will include an example of gene correction using CRISPR/Cas9 in his lab. Specifically, he will discuss ELANE mutation correction in patient-derived hematopoietic stem cells, and the potential of this approach as a potential gene therapy for severe congenital neutropenia.

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Harmony Knudsen

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