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JITMM Pre-Meeting Courses


Course Description

Genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 technology is revolutionizing research in every biological field. It has become a powerful tool in Tropical Medicine with several applications in seminal papers during the last two years.  The course will cover the principle of CRISPR-Cas9 and its application in parasitic protozoa. The session will include hands-on guide design and molecular biology exercises. This practical session will be based on CRISPR molecular toolkits in Plasmodium falciparum, but it will lay the foundation for other experimental systems.


Special Offer!

Every trainee can suggest one gene from P. falciparum to be edited in class. Each trainee can work on their gene of choice during the hands-on session. The trainees are free to take the Cas9 guide constructs and oligonucleotides back with them at the end of the JITMM meeting. To make this possible, the gene of interest must be submitted to Ms. Namfon Kotanan (namfon.kot@mahidol.edu) before October 1, 2017.


Course Instructor

Dr. Marcus Lee

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute 



The number of participants is limited to 10 trainees on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration is completed when the fee of 100 USD is paid to the Faculty of Tropical Medicine.

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The course fee can be waived for students who do not have enough financial support. To get a chance to attend the pre-meeting course with a waived course fee, please submit a 200-word essay in English on why you are interested in learning about CRISPR-Cas9 to Ms. Namfon Kotanan at namfon.kot@mahidol.edu. The deadline for submission of essays is on October 1, 2017.

The committee will review the submitted essays and the selected participants will be informed via-email in October.