Lectures and seminars A Structural View of CRISPR and Genome Editing

22-08-2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Biomedicum, Lecture Theatre

Annual Lecture in Structural Biology

The annual lecture series is set up in the recognition of Fritiof Sjöstrand’s contribution to the development of electron microscopy and will be delivered by eminent scientists in the field. The event is organised by SciLifeLab, and it is open to anyone. A holder of the lectureship will particularly spend time with students and postdocs.

About Jennifer Doudna

Research in Doudna’s laboratory is aimed at elucidating the mechanisms underlying CRISPR–Cas immunity and translational control. Her lab determined the crystal structure of the viral RNA – the hepatitis delta virus (HDV), a human pathogen linked to hepatitis B. More recently, she has been focusing on re-engineering CRISPR-Cas9 to provide a tool for editing genes. This work has been serving the academic community for multiple research applications, including in human cells.