Webinar: Optimizing homology-directed repair (HDR) results with CRISPR-Cas9

This focus of this webinar is on the utility of a synthetic dual RNA approach to apply CRISPR-Cas9 to HDR genomic engineering applications. It provides guidelines for improving CRISPR Cas9-assisted HDR. It also discusses the use of short single-stranded DNA as a donor template for small insertions as well as plasmid DNA donor templates for large insertions. Lastly, it outlines methods for characterization of HDR-generated cell lines for precise genomic engineering.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Basics of homology-directed repair (HDR) using CRISPR-Cas9
  • Selection of CRISPR RNAs (crRNAs) for HDR
  • Recommendations for design of a synthetic oligo or plasmid donor template
  • Application of endogenous gene tagging with GFP
  • Techniques to evaluate HDR cell lines for the desired mutation
John Schiel, Ph.D.

John Schiel, Ph.D.

John Schiel is a research scientist at Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare. He joined the R&D team at Dharmacon in 2014 and is actively involved in developing research tools within the gene modulation and genome editing fields of research which include RNA interference and CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Colorado State University and his Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology at the University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus.

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