Gene Targeting

On Thursday the 6th of April at 5.00 pm in the main lecture theatre of the University Mario Capecchi will deliver the 4th Marco Fraccaro Lecture entitled Gene Targeting in the 21st Centrury

Mario Capecchi made fundamental contributions to Genetics by developing methods for selecting embryonic stem cells carrying targeted gene mutations and was awarded a share of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to genetics. The Marco Fraccaro lecture, named after the late Marco Fraccaro, Professor of Medical Genetics at Pavia for over three decades and a pioneer in the study of human chromosomes and chromosomal abnormalities.  The lecture is organised annually by Collegio Volta and Colegio Cairoli.  The poster of the seminar can be downloaded here. All College students are invited to attend.

Image: a chimaeric mouse. Courtesy of the Mouse Genetics Programme of the Sanger Institute (Hinxton, UK).






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