The Transformative CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Tool: Lessons Learned from Bacteria

Friday, February 12, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Marriott Balcony B (Marriott Wardman Park)
Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
Professor Charpentier is the co-discover of CRISPR-Cas9 that is now widely used in genome editing applications. She is the winner of 2015 Breakthrough award and Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People. The presentation may focus on how Cas9 functions as an DNA editing enzyme and what new enzymatic features it may have.