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Gurdon Institute Seminar Series

Dates and speakers for upcoming seminars

The Gurdon Institute Seminar Series runs mostly during the Michaelmas and Lent terms, every 2 to 4 weeks, and is usually at 11.30am on a Tuesday, in the Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Tennis Court Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The full list of confirmed dates, speakers and locations is updated regularly on


The next seminar will be the 2018 Anne McLaren Lecture on Tuesday 6th March at 11.30am, with Jennifer Doudna, Professor and HHMI Investigator, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

**To accommodate an anticipated large audience, this lecture will be held in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road.**

Her talk is titled: CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing: Biology, Technology and Ethics. 

Summary: “Gene editing with CRISPR technology is transforming biology.  Understanding the underlying chemical mechanisms of RNA-guided DNA and RNA cleavage provides a foundation for both conceptual advances and technology development. I will discuss how bacterial CRISPR adaptive immune systems inspire creation of powerful genome editing tools, enabling advances in both fundamental biology and applications in medicine. I will also discuss the ethical challenges of some of these applications.”









Studying development to understand disease

The Gurdon Institute is funded by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK to study the biology of development, and how normal growth and maintenance go wrong in cancer and other diseases.

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