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CRISPR: GENE-EDITING
APPLICATIONS  

8-WEEK ONLINE SHORT COURSE

CRISPR:
GENE-EDITING APPLICATIONS

Register and pay before 12 December 2016, using the promocode EarlyBirdBSM,
to save £200

Delivered in collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter

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8 weeks, entirely online 
(excl. orientation)

7 - 10 hours per week

Weekly modules, flexible learning

COURSE CONVENER

ALAIN VIEL
Senior Lecturer in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director of the Northwest Undergraduate Laboratories, Harvard University

Alain Viel is Director of Undergraduate Research and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. He received a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology of Development from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France (Paris VI) and did his postdoctoral work at Harvard University. He teaches research-based courses that include projects using gene-editing tools. He also teaches courses in molecular biology and biochemistry. He is a founding member of BioVisions, a collaboration between scientists, teaching faculty, students, and multimedia professionals that focuses on science visualization. He is the co-author of the award-winning animation series “The Inner Life of the Cell.”

The application of CRISPR goes beyond medicine. We have right now a situation with the production of crops. Will we have enough crops to feed the world in 10 years from now or 20 years from now? What CRISPR can do is it can help us modify the genome of crops, make them resistant to pathogens, make them grow in an environment where they normally would not grow – and thus increase the yield of crop production. And that can help us in solving the food problem in the long-term.”  

COURSE CONVENER

ALAIN VIEL
Senior Lecturer in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director of the Northwest Undergraduate Laboratories, Harvard University

Alain Viel is Director of Undergraduate Research and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. He received a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology of Development from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France (Paris VI) and did his postdoctoral work at Harvard University. He teaches research-based courses that include projects using gene editing tools. He also teaches courses in in molecular biology and biochemistry. He is a founding member of BioVisions, a collaboration between scientists, teaching faculty, students, and multimedia professionals that focuses on science visualization. He is the co-author of the award-winning animation series “The Inner Life of the Cell.” 

The application of CRISPR goes beyond medicine. We have right now a situation with the production of crops. Will we have enough crops to feed the world in 10 years from now or 20 years from now? What CRISPR can do is it can help us modify the genome of crops, make them resistant to pathogens, make them grow in an environment where they normally would not grow – and thus increase the yield of crop production. And that can help us in solving the food problem in the long-term.”  

COURSE CURRICULUM

Orientation Module:
Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1:
Basic Principles of Molecular Biology
Module 2:
CRISPR and Genetic Engineering
Module 3:
Treating Genetic Diseases

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 4:                    
Promoting Resistance to Infectious Diseases                    
Module 5:    
Combating Cancer through Research and Treatment    
Module 6:                  
Optimizing and fighting microorganisms: The food, health, and energy industries              

Orientation Module:
Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1:
Basic Principles of Molecular Biology
Module 2:
CRISPR and Genetic Engineering
Module 3:
Treating Genetic Diseases
Module 4:
Promoting Resistance to Infectious Diseases
Module 5:
Combating Cancer through Research and Treatment
Module 6:
Optimizing and fighting microorganisms: The food, health, and energy industries
Module 7:
Improving Agriculture: Optimizing Crops 
Module 8:
The Ethics of Using CRISPR    

Module 7:
Improving Agriculture: Optimizing Crops
Module 8:
The Ethics of using CRISPR

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YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

Valuable insight on how CRISPR is affecting global issues in the biotech, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries and knowledge to further explore investment opportunities.

A solid foundational understanding of CRISPR and its potential across the economy, adeptly addressed by Harvard’s VPAL, in association with HarvardX. 

A premier certificate from Harvard’s VPAL upon successful completion, an institution that represents the pinnacle of 21st century learning. 

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