The Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing

Activity

On October 29, 2022, Hiroshima University held the third seminar in the advanced science seminar series on the theme of "Developing a Future Society with Genome Editing." In the seminar, Dr. NAKAYAMA Takuya, Research Scientist at the Department of Biology, University of Virginia, delivered a lecture entitled "Analysis of functions of genes involved in eye development using a reverse genetic approach via genome editing."
Approximately 60 participants attended the seminar, and the event ended with a great success. The participants gave us positive feedback, such as "I was impressed by his research which combined a traditional method of Embryology with a cutting-edge method" and "I learned that the more various things are clarified by genome editing technology, the deeper the mysteries become. Also, I was moved by enthusiastic attitude of scientists who contribute a lot for research."

The Hiroshima University Advanced Science Seminar "Create the Future Society with 'Genome Editing'" will be held by the faculty members in charge of the Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing of the WISE Program to widely inform the society about this program and genome editing technology. The series is planned to comprise four seminars. Details regarding subsequent seminars will be provided on the website of the Frontier Development Program for Genome Editing and through other media. We look forward to having several people attend the seminars.

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