Type IV CRISPR-Cas: Overlooked Genie in the CRISPR bottle – Presented by Dr Rafael Pinilla -Redondo from The University of Copenhagen.
CRISPR-Cas systems are adaptive immune systems in prokaryotes that enable RNA-guided cleavage of invading viruses and plasmids. While there has been extensive research on all other types of CRISPR-Cas, Type IV systems have remained largely unexplored. These systems are particularly intriguing because they are enriched on plasmids and lack adaptation modules and a known nuclease component.
In this talk, I will share our journey to uncover the molecular mechanisms driving Type IV CRISPR-Cas systems. Our findings provide new exciting insights into the biological function and potential applications of these enigmatic systems.
|Date||Monday, 27 March 2023|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Department||Microbiology and Immunology|
|Location||The Biochemistry Building, 710 Cumberland Street, Ground Floor, Room BIG13, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Jennifer van Eunen|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 479 7734|