Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Science: press release 7th October 2020
To celebrate the achievement of Charpentier and Doudna, NMBU will arrange a CRISPR seminar the 10th December 2020. This is the date the Nobel prize winners normally receive their prize, and the date of Alfred Nobel’s death in 1896.
The aim of the seminar is to share an insight in the diversity of how this technique can be used. Scientists at NMBU have been using the CRISPR technique for several years, in research on plants, mammals, fish and bacteria. We will present popular science talks about the mechanism behind CRISPR, latest developments of the technique, and its potential for use in food production and science. The ethics and regulation of CRISPR will also be discussed. In addition, we will also present exciting CRISPR projects going on at NMBU.
For agenda, please visit the seminar page: https://cigene.no/cigene-seminar-series/
This is an online seminar, you may join by following this link: https://mediasite.nmbu.no/Mediasite/Play/0d4c354c14104f8a8c1f33e70ad5fc4f1d
The streaming will be available for two weeks after the actual seminar. Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.
Guro Sandvik and Lise Fjellsbø are responsible for arranging the seminar.