2nd StratCan workshop on CRISPR/Cas9

Theory & hands on workshop to design and use the CRISPR/Cas9 system for in vitro (cells) and in vivo (mice) applications.

The workshop takes place January 12-13, 2016 at KI Science Park, room Air & Fire (address: Tomtebodavägen 23 A).

Invited Speakers

  • Feng Zhang, Broad Institute of MIT
  • Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, Spanish National Cancer Research Center and KI
  • Philip Hublitz, University of Oxford, WIMM
  • Thoru Pederson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Vera Grinkevich, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Preliminary program

The workshop is composed of:

A. Theory / Background

B. In vitro use (cells)

C. In vivo use (mice)

The final program will be tailor made according to the participants needs.


09.00 – 09.30 Galina Selivanova, Maria Kasper
Welcome & workshop introduction.

09.30 – 10.30 Feng Zhang
Introduction to Genome Editing Using CRISPR-Cas9.

10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE

11.00 – 12.00 Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo
Genome-wide loss-of-function screening using the CRISPR-Cas9 system.

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

13.00 – 14.00 Vera Grinkevich
Genome-wide CRISPR screens to unveil drug resistance in cancers.

14.00 – 15.30 Madhurendra Singh & Vera Grinkevich
Supervising hands on training of participants to use web-based tools.

15.30 COFFEE

15.30 – 17.00 Feng Zhang & Philip Hublitz
Discussion group: Advances and challenges of CRISPR/Cas9.

17.30 Dinner at Faculty club Svarta Rävfen, Aula Medica


08.45 COFFEE

09.00 – 09.55 Philip Hublitz
A Core-Facility's Perspective on CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Engineering in Mice and Cells.

09.55 – 10.05 COFFEE served

10.05 – 11.00 Feng Zhang
Advanced Application of CRISPR-Cas9 for Genome Perturbation.

11.00 – 12.00 Thoru Pederson
CRISPR in a Rainbow of Colors and Opportunities, Advancing Basic and Clinical Research.

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

13.00 – 15.00 Teachers and workshop participants
In-depth discussion and hands on design to generate mouse models
Ex. Crisp/cas9 system to create point mutation, Cre/flox and reporter mice 


Registration is closed (Deadline December 1st 2015) and the workshop is full. Selected participants will be notified shortly (Dec 9th/10th).

The number of participants is limited to 40 (priority will be given to KI applicants) and a 650 SEK registration fee will apply (payment details will be provided with the acceptance notice). Please note that attendance during the full 2-day workshop is required.


Galina Selivanova, Maria Kasper, Sandra Falck