CRISPR-Cas9: discovery, current uses and future uses.
BMC Seminar Thursday 12 November, 12:00
Speaker: Hans Tómas Björnsson, Professor in Translational Medicine and Pediatrics at Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Clinical Director, Genetics, Landspítali and Associate Professor, John Hopkins University.
Title: CRISPR-Cas9: discovery, current uses and future uses.
Abstract: The Nobel prize in chemistry was awarded in 2020 for the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9. Here we will put this discovery in context with prior discoveries and risk of CRISPR-Cas9 discussed briefly. We have recently received funding to expand lentiviral facility. In this lecture we will give example of how researchers can use this technique and we will briefly go over the new facility which is open to all Icelandic researchers. Finally, I´ll extrapolate to future uses and hope for a lively discussion at the end.