Training Course 2017

logo-y-datoscremona-1602304_1280The 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

Six travel grants will be provided to the best candidates and will fully cover travel and training course expenses.

for more information, please contact

Deadline for submission: by 11:59 PM February 20, 2017

Applicants notified by: March 10, 2017

Download here the Genome Editing Training Course programme


Keynote Speakers and Instructors

Emanuele Cozzi, MD, PhD,
TransLink Project coordinator
Unit Director, Transplantation Immunology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Padua University Hospital, Italy

Cesare Galli, PhD,
Director, Avantea, Cremona, Italy

Giovanna Lazzari, DMV,
Scientific Director, Avantea, Cremona, Italy

Franco Lucchini, DVM,
Research Scientist, CRB, Catholic University Cremona, Italy

Andrea Perota, PhD Biotechnology,
Research Scientist, Avantea, Cremona, Italy

Elisa Zanfrini, MS Biotechnology,
Research Scientist, Avantea, Cremona, Italy

Irina Lagutina, PhD Biotechnology,
Research Scientist, Avantea, Cremona, Italy

Roberto Duchi, DMV,
Veterinarian, Avantea, Cremona, Italy