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Jennifer Doudna on Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas Systems

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

The Institute for Systems Genomics Distinguished Lecture:

Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas Systems: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Era of Biology

Featuring: Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Chemistry, at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology.

Dr. Doudna has made fundamental contributions in biochemistry and genetics and received many prestigious awards and fellowships including the 2000 Alan T. Waterman Award for her research on the structure as determined by X-ray crystallography of a ribozyme, and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology (with Charpentier). She has been a co-recipient of the Gruber Prize in Genetics (2015), the Canada Gairdner International Award (2016) and the Japan Prize (2017). Outside the scientific community, she has been named one of the Time 100 most influential people in 2015 (with Charpentier) and was listed as a runner-up for Time Person of the Year in 2016 alongside other CRISPR researchers.

This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required).

Program Sponsorship Kindly Provided by: Institute for Systems Genomics, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, The Berlin Lectureship Fund/Department of Cell Biology, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Contact:

University Events and Conference Services at (860)486-1038

Institute for Systems Genomics (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology, School of Nursing, UConn Master Calendar

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