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Two pints of lager and a packet of CRISPR

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6:30 pm
Starts 7:00 pm
Ends 9:00 pm
The Britannia, 1 Allen St, Kensington,
London W8 6UX
Sold Out!
CRISPR: what is it, what can we use it for, and what are its limitations? Our speakers this evening will answer these questions and give an insight into how this technology is used in their work. Join us for a chance to discuss the future of gene editing.

What is CRISPR?

Dr Versha Prakash (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RHUL)
You may have heard about 'CRISPR babies' in the news recently, but what actually is this technology and how does it work? Versha Prakash will answer these questions and explain how she and others are using CRISPR to find new treatments for both common and rare diseases.

How accurate is gene editing with CRISPR?

Prof David Rueda (PI at Imperial College London)
Can gene editing with CRISPR have unintended consequences? David Rueda will talk about his work into reducing the changes of unintended edits and the current limitations of gene editing technology.