The Association of Spanish Researchers in Sweden (ACES) organizes this open seminar by Professor Francisco Mojica University of Alicante, Spain, on the journey of the discovery of CRISPR. The seminar will summarize the main breakthroughs in CRISPR research, from the discovery of Tandem Repeats (TREPs) of DNA in archaea to the applications of CRISPR-based tools. Recent and ongoing work by the Molecular Biology Group of the University of Alicante on the evolution and characterization of CRISPR-Cas systems will also be presented.
Lecture by Francisco Mojica, University of Alicante, Spain
Discussion and Mingle
The event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants.
Photo: Roberto Ruiz. Taller Imagen Universidad de Alicante
Francisco Mojica is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Alicante, Spain, elected fellow of EMBO and the European Academy of Microbiology, and Member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. He earned his PhD in Biology from the University of Alicante in 1993 and carried out postdoctoral research work at the University of Utah (USA; 1993) and the University of Oxford (UK; 1995-1996). In 1997, he returned to the University of Alicante founding the Molecular Microbiology Group dedicated to CRISPR research. He has received awards for his pioneering work on CRISPR-Cas systems, notably for revealing their immune function.
Contact: Peter Brandén