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Sigma® Life Science Presents a Technical Seminar

Genome Engineering With CRISPR/Cas9
In Partnership with Transgenic Core Services-NJMS


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CRISPR/Cas9 is a new targeted gene editing tool that has taken the research world by storm with its simple and efficient mode of RNA-guided gene targeting. In this 60-minute seminar, we will take a thorough look at the CRISPR/Cas9 system and some of its applications in the laboratory.

Topics will include:

  • CRISPR Design
  • Efficiency
  • Specificity
  • Comparison to CompoZr ZFN
  • Gene knockout and Insertion
  • Nickases
  • RNA Format for Embryo Microinjection

 Date, Time and Location

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration and Check In: 1:45 pm

B610, Rutgers
New Jersey Medical School,
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

Register soon! Space is limited!

For more information, please contact technicalworkshops@sial.com.


Sunil Desai, PhD.
Scientific Liaison

Sunil obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from the University at Albany, NY where he studied mechanisms of synaptic regulation at the Drosophila larval neuro-muscular junction. Following graduate school, he worked as a Technical Specialist for GE Healthcare where he assisted academic and pharma researchers with their chromatography based applications.  Sunil joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2013, and has worked in the areas of genetic engineering, gene regulation, proteomics and several other areas of Life Science research.