Animal Models and VectorBuilder-Related Seminar 53: University of Otago

Date: Dec 04, 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, Dr. Quyang will briefly review the traditional pronuclear injection based transgenics and ES cell homologous recombination based gene targeting, and go over the recently developed CRISPR genome editing technology, with an emphasis on the pros and cons of each technology and their applications. He will then 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, Dr. Quyang will highlight a novel online tool called VectorBuilder, which promises to revolutionize the way DNA vector cloning is done.


Speaker: Dr Marvin Yingbin Quyang, PhD Vice President, Cyagen Biosciences

Date: Monday, December 04, 2017

Time: 1:00-1:30 PM

Location: D’ath lecture theatre Hercus Building, Hanover St
                 University of Otago, Dunedin
                 New Zealand