When:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:00p -
8:00p

Where:
Online event
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

EventScheduled OnlineEventAttendanceMode

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crispr-joins-the-fight-against-covid-19-tickets-104577437932

Dr. Feng Zhang, core member of the Broad Institute, Investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, the James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


CRISPR has swept news headlines for its ability to improve human health in revolutionary ways. Although best known as genome editing tools, CRISPR-based technologies can also improve human health in other ways, including aiding in the detection of infectious diseases. Dr. Feng Zhang has pioneered the development of Cas9-based technologies and has continued to expand the CRISPR toolbox by adding other systems, including Cas12-based systems and also Cas13-based systems that target RNA, both particularly well suited for diagnostic applications.


Join the Museum of Science and Dr. Zhang for this one-night-only virtual event to hear firsthand his research on CRISPR and his recent work using CRISPR to test for COVID-19. Dr. Zhang will also discuss additional ways he and other scientists are working to fight COVID-19.


This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.


If you enjoy the Museum’s presentation of CRISPR Joins the Fight Against COVID-19, please visit mos.org/sciencematters to support #MOSatHome.

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