BMC Seminar Wednesday, 22nd October at 12:00 in Room 343 in Læknagarður
Speaker: Dr. Tobias Roland Richter, Research Scientist at the Biomedical Center, University of Iceland
Title: CRISPR - one tool for a multitude of applications
Abstract: Originally found as a RNA-guided endonuclease in the immune response of bacteria and archaea, the CRISPR technology was first practically applied to knock-out genes. Nowadays, the technology rapidly develops into a multi usable tool for various applications in research. In the talk a brief introduction will be given into the mechanism and will focus on the newest developments in the field. The spotlight will be on possible applications for the researcher and how the CRISPR technology can be used. This includes the usage for gene repression and gene activation without modifying the genome, also at the same time. Further, the technology allows to apply epigenetic modifications.
CRISPR core facility at BMC