活動信息

Croucher Summer Course on CRISPR
2018-06-25

This course on CRISPR is sponsored by Croucher Foundation

(https://projects.croucher.org.hk/summer-courses/precision-genome-engineering-by-crispr-applications-in-biology-and-medicine )

and will be held in the University of Hong Kong (http://www.sbms.hku.hk/event/crispr) in August 10-15, 2018. 

Ten excellent speakers from around of the world will give lectures on state-of-the-art technology of CRISPR to a small group of elite participants at the level of senior PhD students or postdocs. There will be 4 practical sessions during which participants will gain hands-on experience with CRISPR.  A one-day symposium on CRISPR will also be held on August 13. Our goals are:

1)  To bring together a group of local and regional researchers interested in CRISPR and educate them with innovative thoughts and cutting-edge technologies;

2) To provide a forum for discussion and knowledge exchange, facilitating a better understanding of the breath and complexity of CRISPR technology among participants and the wider research community;

3) To promote the use of CRISPR technology in Hong Kong and the wider region; and

4) To foster collaborations and to strengthen the link of the local and the wider research community to the world. The summer course is not for profit and strong support has been provided by the Croucher Foundation and the University of Hong Kong.

A tentative program and a description of the speakers : LINK

The registration fee for the summer course is HK$ 4000 (= US$ 513). This includes accommodation (2 persons per hotel room), food, course materials and experiments. All participants and invited speakers will be staying in the same hotel named Island Pacific Hotel (http://island-pacific.hotelsofhongkong.com/en/) throughout the course. Funds have also been secured to provide additional support to 5 high-quality applicants who have a real financial need by weaving their registration fee.

 

We hope that our summer course can benefit more students and trainees from our region.