StruBe Guest Seminar on 19th November: Precise editing of genomes - Presenter Professor Marc Güell

  • Professor Marc Güell
  • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
  • Monday, November 19, 2018
  • 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Building 2 - Level 5 - Room 5209

  • Precise editing of genomes​​

    The seminar will focus on the use of gene editing to make xenotransplantation a clinical reality. We used CRISPR to eradicate all endogenous retroviruses from a pig genome [Niu et al. Science 2017] and are now making transgenenic pigs with up to 12 immune related gene edits. I will also briefly discuss how to improve safe gene delivery to the human genome and introduce our first steps in multiplex metagenome engineering.

    Bio: Marc Güell - Assistant professor at Pompeu Fabra University 

    Marc's research interests are focused on technology development and clinical applications of Synthetic Biology. His laboratory is currently working on mammalian gene editing for therapeutic purposes as well as on metagenome and microbiome engineering. After a postdoc with George Church (Wyss Institute, Harvard University) he recently became a principal investigator and assistant professor at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). He is a founding scientist at eGenesis Bio (xenotransplantation, as well as co-founder of S-Biomedic (skin microbiome,​​