Science on Tap

12/02/2018 4:00 PM - 12/02/2018 5:00 PM
Riggs Beer Company
1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

Science on Tap!

A new discussion series for the community led by graduate students in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Hosted by the MCB Graduate Student Association and held at Riggs Beer Company.
The public is welcome to attend to lean more about what some of the graduate students and the University of Illinois are working on.

Surbhi Jain
PhD student in Biochemistry

CRISPR/Cas9: The Swiss Army Knife for Genome Engineers

The result of an age-old battle between bacteria and viruses is being hailed as one of the greatest discoveries of the decade. CRISPR/Cas-, a name you might have heard a lot recently, is enabling rapid advancement of fundamental science, medicine, and biotechnology. How does it work and what makes it so useful? We will dive into all of these questions and many more!