Prof. Charpentier to give a prestigious conference in HKUST - (11/4/2016) [fr]
Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Pastor Institute and director of the Max-Planck Institute of Infection Biology in Berlin, will be in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in order to give a conference in a series of prestigious conferences celebrating the University’s 25th anniversary.
The conference, intitled ‘’The Transformative CRISPR-Cas9 Technology in Genome Engineering : Lessons Learned from Bacteria" will feature a general speech on CRISPR. Prof. Charpentier is best known for her role in deciphering the molecular mechanisms of the bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 immune system and repurposing it into a tool for genome editing. In collaboration with Jennifer Doudna’s laboratory, Charpentier’s laboratory showed that Cas9 could be used to make cuts in any DNA sequence desired. The method they developed involved the combination of Cas9 with easily created synthetic "guide RNA" molecules. Researchers worldwide have employed this method successfully to edit the DNA sequences of plants, animals, and laboratory cell lines.
Date : 11 April 2016 (Monday)
Time : 4pm-5.30pm
Venue :Padma and Hari Harilela Lecture Theater (LT-C), HKUST
More information on HKUST website:here