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F20 - Workshop GENET 591


The Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics (IGG) program sponsors a workshop series each fall of 3 to 4 invited outside speakers centered around a specific topic. The topic may either be on recent "hot" genetics research, topics that bring speakers that support present research at Iowa State or on areas of genetics that are not a research focus at Iowa State University. Having speakers present research on topics that are not focused on at Iowa State provides graduate students with greater breath of instruction and opportunity.

The IGG Workshop is also a graduate class at Iowa State (GENET 591). ISU Genetics faculty present papers to members of the class that are selected by the invited speaker. These papers either represent the speaker's research or present background on the speaker's forthcoming presentation. The speaker will also interact with a small group of students enrolled in the workshop class. This talk may be on the workshop topic or any subject that the speaker deems of interest. The Interdepartmental Genetics program provides refreshments during the small group presentation to the speaker and the students.

Fall 2020 IGG Workshop:  Gene editing: Past, Present and Future

October 6, 2020 Tuesday 12:10 - 1:00 PM Seminar Mike Nuccio
Senior Director of R & D
Plant Breeding for the 21st Century
October 8, 2020 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 PM Seminar Edward Cargill
Head of Genome Systems Design
Bayer Crop Science
Unlocking Opportunity in Commercial Crops with Gene Editing
October 15, 2020 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 PM Seminar John Schimenti
Professor of Genetics
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Genome editing as a tool to identify and validate disease gene and alleles
October 22, 2020 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 PM Seminar Alison Van Eenennaam
Extension Specialist: Dept of Animal Science
UC Davis
Gene editing in livestock: promise, prospects and policy
October 29, 2020 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 PM Seminar Omar Abudayyeh and Jonathan Gootenberg
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Harnessing RNA Targeting CRISPR Systems for Transcriptome Engineering and Human Health
November 3, 2020 Tuesday 12:10 - 1:00 PM Seminar Aaron Hummel (ISU alumnus)
Head of Genome Editing Technologie
Pairwise Plants
The genome editing tools that will help you eat more fresh produce

Student Instructors:  Amruta Bapat and Roshan Kulkarni

Instructor:  Josh Beck