The McGill Anatomy Graduate Student Society (MAGSS) presents a talk by Dr. Jennifer Doudna (Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) for the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology's Seminar Series, on Tuesday, April 7, 2021, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT.
All are welcome to join the event: Zoom link
CRISPR: The Science and Opportunity of Genome Editing
Jennifer A. Doudna, Innovative Genomics Institute @ University of California Berkeley & UCSF/Gladstone Institutes; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Fundamental research to understand how bacteria fight viral infections uncovered the function of CRISPR-Cas programmable proteins that detect and cut specific DNA or RNA sequences. I will discuss current research to develop and deploy genome editing molecules for biomedical and other applications. I will also discuss the development of CRISPR-based diagnostics technology to address the current pandemic and improve future preparedness.