Event

3rd Advanced School in Genetic Manipulation of Parasitic Protozoa: Recent advances in CRISPR-CAS9 genome editing

Date

11th-15th March, 2019

Description

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This course will provide students from neglected disease-endemic countries and the UK with theoretical and practical training in the latest technologies for the exploitation of genomes of parasitic protozoa using genetic manipulation. The parasites covered in the theoretical component of the course will include Leishmania spp., Trypanosoma cruzi and, T. brucei and will describe how genetics can be used to validate drug targets and to identify novel molecular mechanisms involved in host-parasite interactions. In the practical element of the course, students will use CRISPR-Cas9 to carry out genome editing of Leishmania to generate gene deletion mutants and mutants with in situ gene epitope tags.
Download flyer here: Advanced School Kolkata March 2019
Priority will be given to early career (PhD student and postdoctoral) applicants who work in the UK or Asia.

Participants have been selected as follows

 Sarah  Smith Durham University, UK
 Md Atique  Ahmed Kyung Hee University, South Korea
 Roghiyeh  Faridnia Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Iran
 Vishal  Kalel Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
 Alice  McDowell University of Cambridge, UK
 Romina  Nievas University of York, UK
 Muhammad  Aurongzeb University of Karachi / ICCBS, Pakistan
 Ejaz  Askari University of Karachi / ICCBS, Pakistan
 Felix  Warren Glasgow University, UK
 Iqbal  Choudhary University of Karachi / ICCBS, Pakistan
 Sammer  Yousuf University of Karachi / ICCBS, Pakistan
 Gabriel Lamak  Almeida da Silva Uni Sao Paulo, Brazil
 Stela  Virgilio Uni Sao Paulo, Brazil
 Ganesh  Yadagiri National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
 Chetna  Dhembla University of Delhi, South campus
 Vijay  Kumar National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
 Abhishek  Mandal ICMR-Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical sciences, Agamkuan, Patna and DnDi
 Mamunur  Rashid CSIR CDRI Lucknow
 Niladri  Mukherjee CSIR Kolkata
 Aditi  Mukherjee CSIR Kolkata
 Sonali  Das CSIR Kolkata
 Abdus  Sabur CSIR Kolkata
 Asim Azhar  Siddiqui CSIR Kolkata
 Anand  Gupta CSIR Kolkata
 Ayan  Adhikari CSIR Kolkata
 Saswati  Banerjee CSIR Kolkata
For further queries contact: ntd.network@durham.ac.uk