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Labroots is hosting the 5th Virtual CRISPR Event on November 2, 2022

CRISPR, November 2, 2022

Labroots, the leading science social networking website offering premier interactive virtual events and webinars, is thrilled to announce its 5th Annual CRISPR Virtual Event. The free online event builds on previous years’ events and advances conversations around sessions such as CRISPR Biology, CRISPR in Diagnostics, and CRISPR in Disease Therapy. This event will take place on November 2, 2022.

CRISPR 2022 promises to bring together thought leaders from academia, researchers, top scientists, and pharmaceutical and biotech industry experts from around the world to discover promising approaches and advances in the field.

The educational program featuring distinguished speakers will present cutting-edge research in the discovery of novel CRISPR-Cas systems, gene-editing therapies and other applications. Discussion topics include key requirements for CRISPR reagents for preclinical and translational research, current and novel approaches to targeted gene editing, new molecular technologies for genome editing and cell monitoring, innovative tools for efficient CRISPR-Cas genome engineering, CRISPR-based microfluidic biosensing systems for molecular diagnostics, virus detection with CRISPR, and much more!

“The pandemic has inspired our community to come together and harness our collective talents to create new classes of diagnostics and therapies to detect and treat pathogens,” James commented. J. Collins, Planning Committee Member and Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science, and Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT. “These innovative efforts have brilliantly leveraged conceptual and technical advances in synthetic biology and CRISPR-based technologies, and we aim to highlight these successes at this timely conference.”

Key highlights include a keynote presentation on the mechanism of CRISPR-Cas13 systems and engineering methods for nucleic acid detection, presented by Dr. Xue Sherry Gao, Assistant Professor Ted N. Law, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University, followed by Dr. Can Dincer, Junior Research Group Leader, University of Fribourg, Department of Microsystems Engineering-IMTEK, summarizing the fundamentals of CRISPR-powered biosensing during his keynote address titled ‘CRISPR-Powered Multiplexed Biosensor for Point-of-Care Infectious Disease Management” with live Q&A.

“We have been working on designing and engineering new viral detection platforms since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Xue Sherry Gao, assistant professor in Rice’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. . “We focus on platforms that can be used in low-resource areas when expensive PCR machines aren’t available. I would like to share with the public our work on the identification of a flexible hairpin loop near the active site of CRISPR-Cas13. By inserting an RNA-binding domain into this unique loop, significantly enhanced the activity of Cas13 activity in detecting various viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 By coupling to an electrochemical sensor, our Modified Cas13 protein showed attomolar levels of activity without preamplification and complex manipulation of virus samples.

“Over the past few years, we have witnessed great innovations and advancements in the field of nucleic acid diagnostics thanks to the unique characteristics of CRISPR/Cas technology,” said Dr. Can Dincer, Junior Research Group Leader at FIT & IMTEK, University of Fribourg. “In this keynote presentation, a CRISPR-powered multiplexed biosensing system capable of not only simultaneously detecting nucleic acids but also other molecules like drugs will be presented, along with current challenges and future prospects of CRISPR-based biosensing. will be discussed. I am delighted to share our research through Labroots’ unique virtual platform.”

“Our annual virtual CRISPR event has been a benchmark in the field and continues to showcase creative new CRISPR technologies and advance genome engineering by revolutionizing biological research while making breakthrough breakthroughs in therapies,” said said Greg Cruikshank, CEO of Labroots. “We are excited to host and produce this event to keep the scientific community up to date with new research and global trends in CRISPR biology.”

Produced on Labroots’ robust platform enabling seamless connection across desktop and mobile devices, the interactive environment provides a unique educational experience. Attendees will visit the lobby with ranking and gamification, an auditorium featuring live video webcasts with live attendee discussions during scheduled presentations, an exhibit hall to interact with sponsors and view their products and technologies, a display to explore data and engage in live chat conversations, and featuring a poster contest to give your research a competitive edge, and a networking lounge to make valuable connections with colleagues. By participating, it is possible to earn up to 1 PACE continuing education credit per presentation for a maximum of 30 credits.

To register for the event, click here. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #LRcrispr. Follow @Genetics_LR on Twitter and @GeneticsandGenomics on Facebook to connect with our expert genetics and genomics editors and stay up to date on the latest trends in genetics and genomics. Now you can also join our professional community on LinkedIn by being part of the Genetics and Genomics group!

About Labroots

Labroots is the leading science social networking website and leading source for science news and leading virtual events and educational webinars and more. Advancing science through content sharing capabilities, Labroots is a powerful advocate for amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, Labroots focuses on digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, Labroots users can stay at the top of their field by earning continuing education credits on a wide range of topics through their participation in webinars and virtual events. Today, Labroots delivers more than ever with Chati, a flexible and highly scalable event platform that enables the creation of unique, effective and memorable virtual events.

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