Animal Models and VectorBuilder-Related Seminar 48: Schepens Eye Research Institute

Date: Sep 12, 2017

CRISPR/Cas9 and TurboKnockout: Technologies for Rapid Generation of Knockout/Knockin Mouse Models

While genetically engineered mouse/rat models have been used widely in biomedical research, the design and generation of these models can be complicated, time-consuming and costly. In this presentation, we will briefly review the traditional pronuclear injection based transgenics and ES cell homologous recombination based gene targeting, and go over the recently developed CRISPR-mediated genome editing technology, with an emphasis on the pros and cons of each technology and their applications. Then will introduce TurboKnockout, the newest ES-cell based gene targeting technology which allows the generation of conditional knockout/knockin mouse models in as fast as 6 months, 4-6 months shorter than the standard approach. Lastly, we will highlight a novel online tool called VectorBuilder, which promises to revolutionize the way DNA vector cloning is done.

Speaker: Dr Julie Ward, Territory Manager of Cyagen Biosciences

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Schepens Eye Research Institute
                 the second floor conference room
                 20 Stanford Street