Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
RNAi
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>Events>This Event
  Events - November 2013


EMBL Conference: Genome Editing Using Zinc Finger Nucleases

14 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013 - EMBL Heidelberg, Germany



Bookmark and Share


Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) enable manipulation of the genome with unprecedented ease and precision. ZFNs are a class of engineered DNA-binding proteins that facilitate targeted editing of the genome by creating double-strand breaks in DNA at user-specified locations. ZFNs have already been used to generate targeted genomic deletions of large segments of DNA in different cell types and organisms like mouse and human cells, plants, fruit flies, zebrafish, and rat. Recently, ZFNs have been used to disrupt or tag genes in human pluripotent stem cells, a system of tremendous interest for genome engineering that was lacking a reliable gene manipulation tool. Featuring keynote presentations, this conference will allow participants to discover the latest applications of transgenics and cell based models for the study of gene regulation and disease. Comprehensive lectures provide in-depth discussion on the fundamentals of ZFNs as well as innovative applications for targeted gene knockout, integration, and tagging. Geared towards scientists interested in learning about the technology, the conference provides researchers at all levels with a unique opportunity for networking with peers. Discussions will facilitate the exchange of ideas to shape the future directions of research in this key area.

Topics

  • Gene tagging
  • Genome editing in stem cells
  • Transgenic animal models
  • Gene knockout
  • Recent advances in ZFN technology



Further information
Scientific News
NIH Researchers Identify Striking Genomic Signature for Cancer
Institute has identified striking signature shared by five types of cancer.
CRI Develops Innovative Approach for Identifying Lung Cancer
Institute has developed innovative approach for identifying processes that fuel tumor growth in lung cancer patients.
Counting Cancer-busting Oxygen Molecules
Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Centre of Excellence, have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body.
Crowdfunding the Fight Against Cancer
From budding social causes to groundbreaking businesses to the next big band, crowdfunding has helped connect countless worthy projects with like-minded people willing to support their efforts, even in small ways. But could crowdfunding help fight cancer?
Cancer Cells Kill Off Healthy Neighbours
Cancer cells create space to grow by killing off surrounding healthy cells, according to UK researchers working with fruit flies.
Cancer Drug Target Visualized at Atomic Resolution
New study using cryo-electron microscopy shows how potential drugs could inhibit cancer.
Genetic Mechanism Behind Cancer-Causing Mutations
Researchers at Indiana University has identified a genetic mechanism that is likely to drive mutations that can lead to cancer.
Future of Medicine Could be Found in a Tiny Crystal Ball
A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body.
"Gene Fusion" Drives Childhood Brain Cancers
Study co-led by Penn scientists highlights potential targets for future cancer therapies.
Enzyme Links Age-Related Inflammation, Cancer
Researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and also an oncogene when mutated -- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds that have been implicated in age-related increases in cancer and tissue degeneration.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!