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Phages and CRISPR-Cas in the classroom

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  • UserProfessor Sylvain Moineau, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • ClockThursday 19 January 2017, 13:50-14:30
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Thanks to the genome-editing tool, CRISPR -Cas systems have caught the eye of politicians, the media, the general public, and our students. The field of CRISPR -Cas provides a fantastic opportunity for microbiology education. It offers a learning experience that illustrates the interconnectedness of multiple curriculum areas. Students must use knowledge gained in various fields to fully grasp the activities of CRISPR -Cas systems. For the past four years, we have integrated CRISPR -Cas into our Microbiology program in both lecture and laboratory environments. This seminar will present the laboratory course where students have studied CRISPR -Cas as an defense system against phage infections.

This talk is part of the Bacteriophage 2017 series.

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