Genome Editing Course (19 – 20 Oct 2015)

Genome Editing Course

Date: 19 – 20 October 2015
Venue: Room 308, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Course teacher: Dr Y F Leung
Course organizer: Ms Pancy Tam, Dr Michael Ng, Dr Wai Kit Chu

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, together with the Joint Shantou Intention Eye Center, are delighted to host a two-day course on the latest development in the genome-editing technology, including Zine Finger Nucleases (ZFNs), the Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases (TALENs), and the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR-associated nucleases (CRISPR/Cas). Students in this course will specifically investigate the potential applications of these genome-editing tools in basic research and disease treatments, and discuss the associated ethical and social issues. The course will be taught by Dr Yuk Fai Leung from Purdue University.

Date

Time

Event

19 October

Monday

10:00-12:00

Genome Editing session 1

Background: ZFN, TALEN and CRISPR/Cas

12:00-14:00

Lunch

16:00-17:00

Genome Editing session 2

New Possible Treatments for Diseases I

17:30-19:30

Genome Editing session 3

New Possible Treatment for AIDS: 1) Epidemiology, 2) Clinical observation, and 3) Clinical Trial

20 October

Tuesday

10:00-12:00

Genome Editing session 4

Latest Solutions for Off-Target Issues and Regulations on Editing

12:00-14:00

Lunch

16:00-17:00

Genome Editing session 5

New Possible Treatments for Diseases II

17:30-19:30

Genome Editing session 6

Ethical Issues in Genome Editing of Human Embryos

20:00-22:00

Course Dinner