Nobel week and CRISPR in the centre
To celebrate this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors, we invite you to watch how the EcoGene project works on biological, economical and societal implications of CRISPR gene editing in animal production. We also invite you to a digital breakfast 11 December on the use of CRISPR in diatoms.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing – the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors.
- Watch the Nobel Lecture in Chemistry Tuesday 8 December
- Read the press material and scientific background on nobelprize.org
Watch how the EcoGene project works on biological, economical and societal implications of gene editing in animal production
Sign up for digital breakfast on the applications of the CRISPR/Cas9 system in diatoms
Time and place: 11 December 8:30–9:30 AM on Zoom
Diatoms is a group of unicellular eukaryotic microalgae. Due to their high lipid content they can be used as fish feed in aquaculture or generation of biofuels/bioplastics. How can the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system be used to develop strains of diatoms that are better suited for growth in bioreactors?