Life Science Lunch: Gene editing with CRISPR - the technology, possibilities, use and ethical considerations.
What is CRISPR, and how can it be a game changer when it comes to gene editing in plants and animals, including humans? How do researchers use CRISPR to find better treatments for diseases? What ethical challenges are we facing with this new groundbreaking technology?
- What is CRISPR, and how can it be a game changer?
PhD Sigrid Bratlie Thoresen, senior advisor, the Biotechnology Advisory Board
She will explain how the CRISPR-technology works and how we can use it for research and treatment. She will also talk about the status of the use of this technology in Norway and abroad.
Watch her talk
- How can we use CRISPR in precision medicine?
Professor Kjetil Taskén, Director, the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO)
He will give examples of use of CRISPR and other new technologies in precision medicine.
Bring your lunch and join, we serve tea and coffee!
About Life Science Lunch
This series of seminars provides insight into what life sciences are and what topics the University of Oslo and its collaborators are working on within life sciences. You will meet both established top researchers and young talents that through different approaches are working to gain new insight to solve societal challenges related to health and the environment. The seminars are a collaboration between faculties and departments, the Student Parliament, the Science Library and UiO:Life Science.