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Engineering the Genome

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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

12.30pm   Modelling the t(7;12) Infant Leukaemia using Gene Editing


                  Dr Sabrina Tosi, Senior Lecturer, Brunel University London

1.00pm     Networking Lunch with Posters

3.00pm     End of workshop


For any queries, please contact: Joanna.Bridger@brunel.ac.uk