DIY Bio Toronto, a community of bio-enthusiasts devoted to bringing science to the public, welcomes you to their CRISPR Cas9 lecture series Thursday December 8th, 7 pm, at 1266 Queen Street West, Unit #6. Join us for some Eggnog and delicious cookies to discuss this new tool thats been taking the news by storm!!
Our holiday evening will consist of discussing a wondrous technique in biology, CRISPR Cas9. Lecture topics include, What is CRISPR Cas9, Everyday lab use of CRISPR, and CRISPR Cas9 where it is now, and its future.
Ben Scott is a PhD candidate at U of T, studying synthetic biology and protein engineering. Roman history buff and sci-fi nerd. Currently researching heterologous expression of functional GPCRs.
Alexander Weiss is indulging in the wonderful world of CRISPR and how it's used in genetic screening. Some cool stuff with pluripotent stem cells, too. Also a long-standing interest in research of coconut palm-related injuries
Nika Maani is completing her MSc. in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto working to develop novel therapeutics for childhood muscle diseases, specifically congenital myopathies and muscular dystrophies, in Dr. James Dowling's laboratory. When she's not in the lab, she's passionate about engaging others in discourse on global health issues as a student author for the SickKids trainee newsletter, and the graduate student journal: The Health Science Inquiry. You can also find her experimenting with new cuisines and coffee shops around Toronto with her husband!
6:50 Doors Open Tours Start
7:10 Tours End
7:15 Introductions and Talks
8:20 Moderated Discussion