Events - Future Events

  • Plant Genome Editing Workshop

    3 Sep 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
    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