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CRISPR/Cas9 – Applications in Zoology

September 11, 2018 | 9am - 5pm | University of Greifswald, Germany

During evolution, animals have conquered the most extreme habitats and have evolved astonishing capabilities and a fascinating diversity of forms. Animal pests lead to significant crop loss and threaten human health directly or by transmitting diseases. However, it has remained a challenge to understand the genetic mechanisms underlying many zoological phenomena because functional genetic work has been restricted to a selected number of well-established model organisms.

With modern molecular methods, many organisms are now amenable to functional genetics: next generation sequencing can reveal genome sequences and expression profiles and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools allow the targeted precise modification of genomes.

When used together, these techniques allow for a plethora of zoological questions to be addressed at the genetic level. This workshop aims to foster the use of CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing in various animal models.

In this workshop we want to bring together scientists with experience in genome editing with those that wish to apply this technique to study zoological questions. After some talks on the application of the method you will have the opportunity to discuss your project idea with our invited experts.

This meeting is a Satellite Symposium of the 111th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG) organized by the "Fachgruppe Entwicklungsbiologie" of the DZG.

Invited experts

  • Lennart Randau (Marburg, Germany)
  • Wiebke Herzog (Münster, Germany)
  • Sebastian Fraune (Kiel, Germany)
  • Max Farnworth (Göttingen, Germany)
  • Patricio Ferrer Murguia (Vienna, Austria)

Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 17, 2018

Lecture Hall Complex (Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 6)

Early Bird (April 1 to May 31, 2018): € 65 (Regular Participants), € 45 (Students)
Late (June 1 to September 10, 2018): € 75 (Regular Participants), € 50 (Students)

Please note that the fees will be lower for members of the DZG and attendees of the 111th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society.

Susanne Önel, Gregor Bucher, Nico Posnien (nposniegwdgde)