Marvin Yingbin Ouyang, Ph.D., vice president of technology at Cyagen Biosciences, Inc., will present “CRISPR/Cas9 and TurboKnockout: Technologies for rapid generation of knockout/knockin mouse models,” sponsored by Cyagen Biosciences.
Tuesday, July 12
noon to 1 p.m.
Dr. Ouyang will review the traditional model of pronuclear injection based transgenics and ES cell homologous recombination based gene targeting, and go over the recently developed CRISPR-mediated genome editing technology, with an emphasis on the pros and cons of each technology and their applications. He will introduce TurboKnockout, the newest ES-cell based gene targeting technology which allows the generation of conditional knockout/knockin mouse models in as fast as six months. This presentation will also highlight VectorBuilder, a novel online tool which promises to revolutionize the way DNA vector cloning is done.