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

6 – 8 September 2021, Cairo, Egypt

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. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

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

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Deadline for receipt applications:
30 April 2021

  • Applicants must register on the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG) to obtain access to the online submission platform.
  • Data entered for registration to the ISG portal (name, surname, gender, date of birth, nationality and E-mail address) will automatically be included in the applicant’s request to attend the event – “Personal data” section, and will not be editable.
  • For any problems with ISG access, please contact the ICGEB IT support service at [email protected]

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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