Meet-the-Professor Session:
8. CRISPR: From Bacterial Immune System to a Revolutionary Genome-Editing Technology
Thursday, October 8, 2015: 7:00 AM-8:15 AM
Room: 25--ABC

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the basic principles of CRISPR-Cas as a prokaryotic defense system against foreign genetic elements
  • examine how targeting genome modification is facilitated using CRISPR-Cas systems
  • discuss how CRISPR-Cas nucleases may be utilized to develop next-generation antimicrobials

Target Audience: Vaccinologists, Scientists, Researchers, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Lab personnel, Investigators, HIV specialists, Fellows, Academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, Adult ID

CME Credits: Maximum of 1.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

ACPE Credits: No CPE credit is offered for this session

ACPE Number:


Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PDT, Wednesday Oct. 7th with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.