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CALS Plant Transformation Facility to lead CRISPR/Cas9 Workshop

The CALS Plant Transformation Facility will be leading a CRISPR/Cas9 workshop on May 5 1:00 – 5:00 pm in 224 Weill Hall.

Topics will include:

  • Background on CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
  • Gene editing tools
  • Applications of gene editing
  • Transgenic and non-transgenic methods for gene editing in plants
  • In workshop design of guide RNAs, donor templates, and constructs for knockouts, allelic replacement, and multiplexing in both species with sequenced genomes and those without
  • Ways to test guide RNA effectiveness
  • Screening methods for validating edits

Participants should bring:

  • Sequence information for a target gene of interest for use during the design and validation elements
  •  Your own computer

To register:

Contact Matthew Willmann at mrw6@cornell.edu.   Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants. $100/attendee.

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