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Dr Francisco Mojica "The Origins of CRISPR"

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The Shine Dome

15 Gordon Street

Canberra, ACT 2601

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This Public Lecture by Dr Francisco Mojica, will investigate the research of this Spanish scientist who pioneered the work that led to the identification of the CRISPR locus and the revolutionary gene editing technique known as CRISPR.

Canapés and Drinks served at the Jaeger Room from 5:30pm, talk begins 6:30pm at Ian Wark Theatre

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Francisco Juan Martínez Mojica is Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Physiology, Genetics and Microbiology, University of Alicante (Spain).

It is remarkable his discovery of the adaptive immunity system of prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) known as CRISPR, which is one of the greatest recent advances in Biology. His fundamental work on CRISPR for more than two decades, qualifies him as the pioneer of this field. The study of the native CRISPR systems recently led to the development of outstanding laboratory tools that have greatly facilitated research in Biology and Medicine.

Dr. Mojica has received many prestigious awards, including the Rey Jaime I Basic Research Prize, the Lilly Foundation Award for Preclinical Biomedical Research, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category, the PLuS Alliance Prize for Global Innovation, and the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

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