About the Workshop
More than a decade of research on understanding and characterizing bacterial CRISPR-Cas defense systems led to the development of the powerful CRISPR-Cas genome editing technology. In recent years this tool has been employed to generate transgenic microorganisms, plants and animals for research and biotechnological applications. In addition, several clinical trials based on CRISPR-Cas genome editing technologies have started to treat patients suffering from genetic diseases. This EMBO Workshop aims to connect researchers studying the CRISPR-Cas immune defense system with researchers developing and applying genome editing tools in biomedical research and the clinics. We envision a truly interdisciplinary meeting with presentations on bacterial defense mechanisms, structural biology, functional genomics and therapeutic applications.
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About EMBO Courses and Workshops
EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).
Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.