CRISPR presentation by Gentaur at KULeuven


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CRISPR presentation by Gentaur at KULeuven

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Introduction to CRISPR-Cas9 Technology ( by Michael Mintilla ABM Good US )

CRISPR-Cas9 technology has revolutionized biotechnology, offering a powerful tool for genome engineering. The system comprises a guide RNA (gRNA) and the CRISPR-associated (Cas) nuclease, which together enable targeted DNA editing.

Competitive Analysis of Guide RNA Formats

Guide RNAs come in two formats: two-piece crRNA:tracrRNA and single guide RNA (sgRNA). While both have advantages, sgRNA has become the preferred format due to its simplicity and popularity among researchers.

Designing sgRNA for CRISPR Experiments ( by Lieven Gevaert, Gentaur BV, Kampenhout, Belgium)

Designing the right sgRNA is crucial for successful CRISPR experiments. Considerations include the PAM sequence, length, GC content, and potential off-target effects. Various software tools aid in sgRNA design, with Synthego's tool being highlighted for its efficiency.

Comparison of Different sgRNA Formats

Methods for generating sgRNA include plasmid-expressed, in vitro-transcribed (IVT), and synthetic formats. Synthetic sgRNA has emerged as a superior option due to its improved editing efficiency, minimum risk delivery system, increased experimental convenience, and stability.

Advantages of Synthetic sgRNA ( by Djoumana Ounas, Prof. Pharmacy Algers )

Synthetic sgRNA offers improved editing efficiency, reduced off-target effects, and enhanced stability compared to other formats. It has been cited in numerous scientific publications across various research areas, affirming its efficacy and reliability.


Synthetic sgRNA stands out as a highly efficient and reliable tool for CRISPR experiments, offering significant advantages over other formats. Its adoption promises to enhance the precision and effectiveness of genome engineering endeavors across diverse scientific fields. As CRISPR continues to evolve, leveraging synthetic sgRNA will play a pivotal role in driving further advancements in biotechnology and molecular biology.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
10:30 AM 12:30 PM (Europe/Paris)

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