Genome Engineering: CRISPR/Cas from Cells to Mice – Course and Conference Office

EMBL Course

Genome Engineering: CRISPR/Cas from Cells to Mice


EMBL is committed to sharing research advances and sustaining scientific interaction throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are delighted to announce that the course is going virtual and invite you to join us online.

Course Overview

This course will provide hands-on training in genome editing and cell engineering in mammalian cells and mouse embryos using the highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 system. Participants will learn design of CRISPR targets using bioinformatics tools, generation of gene knock-outs/knock-ins, and target validation using the most current technologies. The course will be split into two groups (mammalian cells OR mice) based on participants’ expertise.


This course is aimed at researchers who are familiar with basic molecular and cell biology techniques and who want to learn how to create an engineered mammalian cell line or mouse model using the most recent and advanced CRISPR/Cas9 system. No previous experience in genome editing is required.


During this course you will learn:

  • How to design target specific CRISPR/Cas9 tools
  • Generation of guide RNA (gRNA)
  • Transfection optimisation for efficient gene editing
  • Generation of knock-out and knock-in cell lines and mouse embryos
  • Validation of genome-edited cell lines and embryos

Learning Outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Design CRISPR based editing tools for your target gene of interest
  • Choose the right format of gene editing tool and delivery strategy for your cell type or embryos
  • Edit, screen and validate the engineered models, embryo manipulation

What Past Participants Say about the Course

“This course is very helpful even for beginners to overcome the barrier and access to CRISPR technique.” – Seungmin Han, WT-CRUK Gurdon Institute, UK

“The EMBL Genome Engineering course provided me with knowledge, confidence and inspiration to use CRISPR/Cas technology.” – Marina Kazantseva, University of Otago, New Zealand


Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information.

If you are interested in becoming a media partner of this event, please visit our media partnerships webpage.

Date: 27 Sep - 4 Oct 2021

Location: Virtual

Contact: Lisa Trinh

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