CRISPR, the gene-editing tool, is inciting a modern-day revolution in science and technology. Upon its accidental discovery by Yoshizumi Ishino and his colleagues in 1987, it has opened new doors in research and therapeutic applications.
To celebrate the discovery of this cutting-edge tool of modern biotechnology, the Community of Biotechnology is organizing “CRISPR Fest 2020” with six virtual events, 1 Panel Discussion, and a special CRISPR Talk session on 23-24th October 2020.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka
Currently, a professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, and a visiting researcher at the University of Texas, Austin, Professor Seraj has been involved with the development of locally and internationally funded plant biotechnology projects since 1991 and has made numerous significant contributions to the field. She is the co-principal investigator of the Generation Challenge Program (GCP) that uses molecular biology to enhance agricultural output.
Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation, Stanford University
His research program continues to focus on developing genome editing by homologous recombination as a curative therapy for children with genetic diseases but also has interests in the clonal dynamics of heterogeneous populations and the use of genome editing to better understand diseases that affect children including infant leukemias and genetic diseases that affect the muscle. Clinically, Dr. Porteus attends the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital where he takes care of pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
CANSi Research Institute, Sylhet, Bangladesh
PhD Candidate at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
His present research focuses on developing CRISPR-Cas-based genome editing tools for microalgae.