3rd Advanced School in Genetic Manipulation of Parasitic Protozoa: Recent advances in CRISPR-CAS9 genome editing
11th-15th March, 2019
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., Trypanosomacruzi 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 donovani to generate gene deletion mutants and mutants with in situ gene epitope tags.
Funding for early career researchers is available, download your application now by following the link below. Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, 14th January 2019 at 09.00am British Standard Time, late applications will not be accepted.