A journey of discovery into the CRISPR-Cas genome engineering technology
Lecture and Q&A with Nobel Prize laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier
will give insights into her journey to receiving the Nobel Prize and her scientific breakthrough, CRISPR-Cas9. Students and scientists are encouraged to attend and ask their questions to the Nobel Prize laureate.
Charpentier received the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry "for the development of a method for genome editing." CRISPR is proving revolutionary for medicine, agriculture and research. As a tool, these genetic scissors are sophisticated yet versatile, allowing researchers to change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. The technology is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true.
This online event is part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative
(NPII), a global programme designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights. It is held in partnership with AstraZeneca and hosted by the University of Sharjah
Certificates will be available for participants.