BBSRC are funding a resource to provide targeted gene knock-outs free of charge, in a range of crops, to the UK research community, so our Crop Transformation team are offering a training course on crop genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 to UK researchers.
The course will cover computer based selection of guides, construct design and assembly and screening for mutations.
Participants will also gain lab-based experience of key stages of the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation processes required to deliver editing components to cereal and Brassica crops.
On the 11 July participants will attend a project workshop where they will learn about the latest technology developments and hear from researchers who have benefited from access to CRISPR mutants developed during the project.
To apply for this free training course, please send a short statement (not more than 1 page) describing how the training will benefit your research to: Wendy.Harwood@jic.ac.uk not later than 31 May 2019.
The course will run from 9 am on Wednesday 10 July to 3 pm on Friday 12 July 2019.
Accommodation will be provided for participants for 3 nights from 9 July to 11 July inclusive. Meals during the course will be provided but participants will be responsible for their own travel costs and evening meals.
In the event of the course being over-subscribed, the project steering committee will select participants based on the statements submitted.