08.45 Registration

09.15 Introduction and welcome
Märit Johansson, Chair of the board, Swedish Pharmaceutical Society, Stockholm, Sweden

Genetic engineering
Chair: Prof Bernt Eric Uhlin, Umeå University, Sweden

09.30 The RNA biology of microbes – a true treasure trove
Prof Dr Jörg Vogel, Institute Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany

10.05 Title to be announced
Prof Anna Cereseto, University of Trento, CIBIO, Italy

10.40 Coffee

CRISPR in Drug development drug discovery
Chair: Prof Birgitta Henriques Normark, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

11.10 Precise Genome Editing to Empower Drug Discovery
Dr Marcello Maresca, associate director, Discovery Sciences AstraZeneca, Mölndal, Sweden

11.45 Using machine learning to predict mutational outcomes of CRISPR-Cas
Dr Felicity Allen, Sanger Institute, UK

12.20 Lunch

Application of CRISPR-Cas Technology in Biology
Chair: Prof Birgitta Henriques Normark, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

13.30 CRISPR in basic and applied plant biology
Prof Stefan Jansson, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University, Sweden

14.05 Genetically tailored pigs as models for human diseases and organ donors for xenotransplantation
Prof Dr Eckhard Wolf, Gene Centre and Department of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

14.40 CRISPR/Cas9-based therapeutic strategies for betahemoglobinopathies
Dr Annarita Miccio, Imagine Institute of genetic diseases, Sorbonne Paris Cité University, France

15.15 Coffee

Future Perspectives
Chair: Prof Bernt Eric Uhlin, Umeå University, Sweden

15.45 CRISPR and beyond – the bacterial immune system
Prof Dr Rotem Sorek, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

16.20 The Scheele Award Ceremony

16.50 Scheele Award Lecture
Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin, Germany

17.30 End


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