The Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing


On March 3, 2021, Hiroshima University held the fourth seminar in the advanced science seminar series on the theme of "Developing a Future Society with Genome Editing." It was held online. In this seminar, Prof. Keishi Osakabe of Tokushima University's Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences, who teaches in an external program of our program, gave a lecture on the theme of "Evolving CRISPR Technology."
Prof. Osakabe began the lecture by explaining about artificial nuclease, the basic technology of genome editing, and explained actual examples of genome editing using CRISPR and wide-ranging types of CRISPR-Cas, and how to utilize them. He also gave a simple explanation of the TiD system as a new genome editing tool, comparing it with the conventional CRISPR system.

In Hiroshima University's advanced science seminar series "Developing a Future Society with Genome Editing," speakers mainly from Hiroshima University in charge of the Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing (selected as a Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education) introduce their efforts related to genome-editing technology-one of Hiroshima University's strengths-and give clear explanations of the present status and future of the technology. The series is planned to comprise four seminars. Details about the next and subsequent seminars will be given on the website of the Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing and through other media. We look forward to having many people attend the seminars.

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