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BIOL 055 | Genome Editing with CRISPR

July 20, 2020 to July 24, 2020

NIH Campus- Bethesda, Maryland

Registration occurs on a firstcome, firstserved basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course. If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 

NIH Fellows or NIH community members being sponsored by their lab can enroll tentatively, using the Contract: SF-182 option below while waiting for authorization of payment. Enrollment is not guaranteed until payment is received.

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Contract: SF-182

Genomic engineering provides the ability to manipulate gene expression in a variety of desired cell types, including stem cells. This course will provide an overview of the current major genomic engineering platforms and cover CRISPR genome editing technology in depth.

The first part of the course will focus on the general principles of genome editing protocols, including design, choice of format, delivery, efficiency, specificity, clonal isolation, genotyping, and validation. The second part of the course will address different applications including genome editing in mice, zebrafish, and iPS cells, disease modeling, generation of reporter lines, and high throughput approaches. We will discuss strategies to make CRISPR gene editing more efficient, flexible, and specific. We will explore recent advances in the CRISPR field including base editors and epigenome editing. We will also examine sequencing and quality control considerations for genome editing projects. Hands-on laboratory exercises will accompany the lecture material to provide practical training in design, assembly, transfection, and detection/evaluation steps of a typical genome editing workflow. 

Lecture Topics
General Principles of Genome Engineering; DNA Repair Mechanisms; CRISPR-mediated Gene Modulation, Epigenome Editing, Targeted Integration, Genome Editing Workflow, Gene Correction in iPSCs; Targeted Mutagenesis in Zebrafish; CRISPR Genome Engineering in ES Cells and Embryos for Mouse Model Generation; Developing Reporter Lines; Sequencing and Quality Control Considerations.

Laboratory Topics
Introduction to Genome Editing Technologies; CRISPR/Cas9 Design Considerations; Transfection of Cas9/gRNA Ribonucleoproteins (RNPs); Gene Knockout Using Targeted Nucleases; Evaluation of Editing Efficiency, Targeted Integration; Donor DNA Design and Nuclease Compatibility; Detection of Integration Events, Exercises for CRISPR Design; Bioinformatics for Genome Editing Applications; Development of Genetically Modified Cell Lines Using K562 Cells (will allow attendees to run their own experiments and analyze their own results by the end of this workshop); and Best Practices for Use of the CRISPR/Cas9 System for Genome Editing.

Class size will be limited to 24 

Each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and CEU credits.  For a 3-day workshop, a participant receives 2.1 CEUs.  For a 4-day workshop, a participant receives 2.8 CEUs.  For a 5-day workshop, a participant receives 3.5 CEUs. 

Training Rate
Discounted Training Rates
$750.00 - NIH Trainees (Fellows, PostDocs, PostBacs working at the NIH Campus)
$995.00 - NIH Community (Working, Appointed, or Assigned to the NIH Campus)
$1,099.00 - Academia, US Government, US Military 

Refund Policy
100% tuition refund for registrations canceled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.
50% tuition refund for registrations canceled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop.
No refund will be issued for registrations canceled 3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop. 

Suggested Lodging Accommodations:
A special rate is available to all workshop attendees. This includes complimentary buffet breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and discounted $15 parking per night. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to/from the NIH campus. The hotel is also within walking distance of the training facility. Reservations can be made online, see below. 

The Bethesdan Hotel by Hilton ​

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