Course “CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing: a new approach for therapeutics (hands on course)”

Cairo, Egypt – POSTPONED to 21 – 23 September 2022

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

Sameh Soror (Faculty of Pharmacy, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt)

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Deadline for receipt applications:
16 May 2021 – deadline extended

Genome editing is considered as one of the decade’s most significant innovation. It offers potential benefits such as treating genetic diseases, understanding molecular genetic mechanisms, producing more resilient crops…etc. The recent advances and breakthrough in the field during the last few years is tremendous, and it is critical to give young researcher the opportunity to develop their skills in this field. 


Basic Principles of Genome Editing Technologies: From ZNF to CRISPR. Different modified CRISPR/Cas9 approaches and Non-Cas9 Systems for Gene Editing. CRISPR vs. RNAi Technologies: History, Strength and Weaknesses points, Opportunities, Challenges and Future Prospects. Ethical issues related to genome editing.


PhD students who are involved or planning to work in the field of gene editing. Postdocs with previous experience in gene editing and currently working or planning to work in the same field. Academics from varies fields who show interest to include gene editing in their future projects.
Admittance is subject to selection.


Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs and pay a registration fee. A limited number of grants, covering fee waive and twin-share accommodation will be available for participants with good track of record in the field who are nationals of ICGEB member states

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