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Plant Genome Editing Workshop

3rd Sep 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5th Sep 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT) in partnership with the Agricultural Research Council will host a Plant Genome Editing Workshop. The workshop will be facilitated by Mr Patrick Schindele from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).
 Workshop overview

Theory Session:
1.     Diversity and Classification of CRISPR/Cas Systems
2.     Gene Targeting in Plants
3.     Applications of Gene Editing for Crop Improvement and Acceleration of Plant Breeding
4.     Applications of CRISPR/Cas beyond Gene Editing
5.     CRISPR challenges – Delivery and Off-Target Effects
6.     Guidelines for gRNA Design

Practical Session:
1.    CRISPR design – in silico
2.    CRISPR construction – in lab
3.    Transformation lecture
4.    Transformation
–      Arabidopsis
–      Tobacco
Use the following link to register: Click here. Please note there is limited space and applications will be considered on the strength of the motivation 


3rd Sep 2019 @ 8:00 am
5th Sep 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


ARC biotechnology platform