Bioscience LITE: CRISPR-cas9
A series of free twilight teacher training events hosted by the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Babraham Institute to explore some of the big topics in bioscience.The Babraham Institute
Bioscience LITE is a series of free twilight teacher training events hosted by the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Babraham Institute to explore some of the big topics in bioscience. These sessions will provide you with updates from scientists on contemporary bioscience, access to some of our scientific facilities and introduce you to resources that can be used in the classroom.
Just a few years after its invention, CRISPR-cas9 gene editing is already having a major impact on biomedical research, making it easy to silence genes one at a time to see what they do. While it can introduce specific mutations into genes to find out why they predispose people to diseases, the ability to alter the genome of any organisms on Earth is a concern. Scientists from the Babraham Institute and the Wellcome Genome Campus will discuss how they use this powerful technique in their research and what the implications are for its future use. Q&A sessions will follow each talk before a general discussion to allow sharing of teaching resources.
Places are free but booking is essential.