The Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing


On December 5, 2019, we held the third seminar of the Hiroshima University Tamachi Lab’s new series "Developing a Future Society with ‘Genome Editing’" at the Campus Innovation Center in Minato City, Tokyo.

The third seminar featured a lecture by Associate Professor Makoto Fujie of the Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, with the title "Fundamentals of Genome-Editing Technology Supporting the Progress of Plant Science and Its Development." In the lecture, Associate Professor Fujie gave easy-to-understand explanations of the purposes of studying plants, outlines of research for utilizing the ability of plants to produce food, medicine and energy (e.g. research on crops that are resistant to drought stress, biodegradable plastics, plant-based pharmaceutical raw materials, and biofuels), the history of breeding agricultural products, and new breeding using genome-editing technology. At the meeting held after the lecture, there was an active exchange of information, with the center of attention being Associate Professor Fujie.

In the Tamachi Lab’s seminar series “Developing a Future Society with ‘Genome Editing’,” faculty members in charge of the Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing, which has been selected as a Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education, speak about efforts related to genome-editing technology, which is one of Hiroshima University's strengths, and give easy-to-understand explanations on the “now” and “future ”of the technology. The series consists of a total of four seminars open to the public, with the fourth scheduled to be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 starting from 18:00. The fourth round will feature a lecture by Associate Professor Tatsuo Miyamoto of the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, with the title "Genome-Editing Technology for ‘Knowing about’ and ‘Curing’ Disease."

The event will be held near JR Tamachi Station, so please feel free to drop by.

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