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1st National Workshop On CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Technology Organized By GNOBB

CRISPR-Cas9: a cutting-edge genome editing technology is more talked about topic now-a-days; better we termed it as “CRISPR-craze”. CRISPR-Cas9, a system adapted from bacterial immune system has fueled genome editing revolution for being efficient, rapid and easy to use technology. To enrich learning experience on this technology Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists (GNOBB) organized a workshop on “CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Technology” in association with Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka; where hands-on training and interaction with the resource persons made the workshop a successful one. The program was held on 28 March, 2017 in Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences (CARS). The program started with the welcome address of GNOBB President Professor Dr. Zeba Islam Seraj. She is hopeful about our scientists who are working on crop improvement that they will be benefited from such workshop. Inaugural session was adorned by insightful speeches of chief guest Professor Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, special guest Dr. Kazi M Komoruddin, Dr. Abidur Rahman and Dr. Asadulghani. Technical session and knowledge assessment on CRISPR technologies were conducted by Dr. Abidur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Bio Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan and his JSPS postdoctoral fellow Dr. Mohammad Aslam.  Importance of biosafety regulation in terms of GMO in Bangladesh and CRISPR-Cas9 was also addressed by Dr. Asadulghani and Dr. Abidur Rahman. 32 participants from different research institutes and universities of Bangladesh attended this hands-on learning experience. Certificate of participation were distributed among them by the President of GNOBB. The day long program ended successfully with the veneration of the resource persons and concluding remarks by General Secretary of GNOBB Professor Dr. Muhammad Manjurul Karim. Media partners of this program were Channel 24 and The Daily Star. Details were featured in Daily Star (link of the news: http://www.thedailystar.net/city/genome-editing-potential-aplenty-1382935). 


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