2017 Genome Editing Training Course.

Card CremonaGenome Editing in Pigs for Xenotransplantation.

The TRANSLINK project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Program will be hosting the “2017 Genome Editing Training Course” in Avantea facilities, Cremona, Italy on Monday May 15th through Wednesday May 17th. The goal of this meeting is to expose international students to the fast evolving field of large animals’ genetic engineering, to foster interactions and promote the latest technology for genome editing in mammals using CRISPR/Cas9 with particular reference to genome editing for xenotransplantation. The course will feature a series of introductory lectures followed by hands-on training.

The course will cover these major themes:

  • Requirements for xenotransplantation
  • Genetic engineering of large animals
  • Conception and design of genome editing nucleases
  • Editing in somatic cell cultures and selection of mutant cells
  • Somatic cell nuclear transfer to generate embryos for transfer to surrogates mothers
  • Birth of offspring and genetic analysis

Visit the training course web page: http://www.translinkproject.com/training-course-2017/