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Engineering the Genome

There is presently a revolution in cell biology, whereby genomes can be edited and engineered with new tools such as CRISPR/Cas9, allowing researchers to answer fundamental questions in health and disease, but also look towards curing disease by eliminating mutations in vivo.

Please be warmly invited by the Genome Engineering and Maintenance Network (GEMnet) to attend a free workshop at Brunel University London showcasing interesting projects that are using genome engineering.

Refreshments included.


9.30am Registration & coffee/tea

10.00am Keynote Speaker

Title tbc

Professor Mark Gerstein, Williams Professor of Biomedical

Informatics, Yale University

10.45am Hematopoietic stem cell gene editing for the treatment of Primary immunodeficiencies

Dr Alessia Cavazza, Lecturer in Gene Therapy, University

College London


11.15am Coffee/tea


11.30am The role of MYB in adenoid cystic carcinoma

Prof Arturo Sala, Professor of Translational Cancer Research,

Brunel University London


12.00pm Using CRISPR to make gene drives for population control

Dr Tony Nolan, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London


1.00pm Networking Lunch with Posters


3.00pm End of workshop