Program

CRISPR and Gene Editing Applications

CRISPR, gene therapy, molecular biology, genetic editing, biotechnology, genome engineering, ethical considerations, regulatory frameworks, molecular techniques, personalized medicine, experimental design, data analysis, biopharmaceutical, clinical research, genetic counseling, genetic solutions, future of medicine

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MODE
Online/ e-LMS
TYPE
Self Paced
LEVEL
Moderate
DURATION
3 Months
VIDEO LENGTH
2 Hours

About

The CRISPR and Gene Editing Applications is an online, three-month intensive program tailored for university students, researchers, and professionals who are passionate about the field of genetic engineering. This program focuses on the advanced CRISPR-Cas9 technology, offering participants a comprehensive foundation in the principles of genetic manipulation. Through engaging online materials including interactive simulations and detailed video lectures, students will gain a deep understanding of how CRISPR technology is revolutionizing genetics.

Participants will progress from basic genetic engineering concepts to the complex ethical considerations and real-world applications in medicine and agriculture. The program combines theoretical knowledge with practical experiences through culminating in a final presentation that showcases their ability to apply CRISPR technology. Upon completion, graduates are well-prepared to pursue or enhance careers in various sectors of biotechnology, equipped with both cutting-edge skills and ethical foresight.

Aim

The aim of the progranm is to equip participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in CRISPR-Cas9 and advanced gene editing technologies, fostering proficiency for applications in healthcare, agriculture, and biotechnology sectors.

Program Objectives

  • Understand the foundational principles of genetic engineering and CRISPR-Cas9.
  • Master the design and implementation of CRISPR experiments.
  • Evaluate the ethical, legal, and social implications of gene editing.
  • Prepare for real-world applications in medical, agricultural, and industrial settings.

Program Structure

Month 1: Foundations of Gene Editing

Week 1: Introduction to Genetic Engineering

  • Overview of basic genetics principles.
  • Historical milestones in genetic engineering.
  • Introduction to key genetic engineering technologies.

Week 2: CRISPR-Cas9 Mechanism

  • Detailed explanation of the CRISPR-Cas9 editing mechanism.
  • Functions of guide RNA and Cas9 enzyme in gene editing.
  • Step-by-step interactive simulation of the CRISPR process.

Week 3: Designing CRISPR Experiments

  • Guide to planning and setting up CRISPR experiments.
  • Use of CRISPR design tools with practical examples.
  • Factors to consider for effective experiment design.

Week 4: Ethical Considerations

  • Key ethical issues and debates in gene editing.
  • Scenario-based discussions on ethical dilemmas.
  • Comparative analysis of global ethical standards in gene editing.

Month 2: Advanced Applications and Techniques

Week 5: Therapeutic Applications of CRISPR

  • CRISPR applications in treating genetic diseases.
  • Use of CRISPR in targeted cancer therapy.
  • Case studies on CRISPR’s therapeutic impact.

Week 6: Agricultural Applications

  • Overview of CRISPR applications in crop improvement.
  • Applications of gene editing in livestock management.
  • Impacts and outcomes of CRISPR in agriculture.

Week 7: Biotechnology and Industry

  • Market trends and economic potential of CRISPR technologies.
  • Case studies of startups and businesses using CRISPR.
  • Analysis of CRISPR’s role in competitive biotechnology markets.

Week 8: Emerging Technologies in Gene Editing

  • Overview of new gene editing techniques like base and prime editing.
  • Potential advantages and limitations of new editing technologies.
  • Future outlook and predictions for gene editing technologies.

Month 3: Project and Future Trends

Weeks 9 & 10: Project Design

  • Resources and tools available for project initiation.
  • Templates and guidelines for drafting project proposals.
  • Strategies for effective project planning and design.

Week 11: Project Implementation

  • Techniques for monitoring and reporting project progress.
  • Importance of peer reviews in refining project outcomes.
  • Methods for addressing challenges during project execution.

Week 12: Presentation and Evaluation

  • Guidelines for creating impactful final presentations.
  • Importance of peer feedback in project evaluation.
  • Techniques for effective communication of project results.

Participant’s Eligibility

University students, researchers, and professionals in genetics and biotechnology. Basic understanding of molecular biology and genetics is recommended. Motivation to apply gene editing technologies in real-world scenarios.

Program Outcomes

  • Proficiency in CRISPR-Cas9 and emerging gene editing technologies.
  • Ability to design and conduct gene editing experiments independently.
  • Informed perspectives on the ethical considerations in gene editing.
  • Readiness to apply gene editing techniques in various professional contexts.


Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 4,998           USD 110

Discounted Fee:       INR 2499             USD 55

Batches

Spring
Summer

Autumn
Winter

Certificate

Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Leadership roles in genetics research and development.
  • Specialized positions in biotech startups focusing on gene therapies.
  • Consulting roles in bioethics and regulatory compliance.
  • Academic positions in university research programs.

Job Opportunities

  • Genetic Engineer
  • Biotechnology Researcher
  • Clinical Genetics Scientist
  • Agricultural Biotechnologist
  • Bioethics Consultant
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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