CRISPR in the Classroom Virtual Online Summer Workshop, June 27-30, 2022
The CRISPR in the Classroom Research Coordination Network is pleased to offer a 4-day workshop focused on integrating CRISPR-Cas9 technology into the undergraduate classroom. Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation (Award # 2120417), support is available for workshop participants that can be applied towards transportation and accommodation expenses. We will cover CRISPR-Cas9 from the perspective of a zebrafish model system, though the material we will cover is appropriate for instructors of all backgrounds and a variety of model systems. Adaptations for other model systems will be discussed. The curriculum is adaptable to all institution types with all levels of resources. Utilizing a workflow developed by and for an undergraduate audience, we will go over the technical aspects of CRISPR-Cas9 from design of guide RNAs to phenotyping of offspring. We will focus on the integration of these techniques into the classroom and will spend a considerable portion of the workshop in the design of an action plan for how to develop a CRISPR-Cas9 Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) that best suits the educational needs of each participant.
An application form is available at the link below and focuses on how each candidate potentially intends to use CRISPR-Cas9 in their educational plans at their home institutions. We encourage applications from 2-member teams (a postdoctoral student or graduate teaching assistant is acceptable) as well as from instructors at two-year institutions and institutions serving traditionally underserved populations in the STEM disciplines. Please direct questions to Dr. Wolyniak ([email protected]) or Dr. Challa ([email protected]). Thank you for your potential interest in this engaging workshop!
Link to application: https://universityofhouston.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cGAv4qUPaUvVJKC
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