Scientists from University of Pretoria visited Dr. Nisheeth's lab to train in CRISPR-Cas9 gene silencing

16 Jul 2020

Two scientists, Drs. John Osei Sekyere and Nontuthuko Maningi from the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa visited Dr. Nisheeth Agarwal's laboratory for a two-week training on CRISPRi-Cas 9 gene silencing from March 17th to March 30th 2019.

The two researchers came as part of an effort to establish new collaboration that will provide positive impetus for future exchanges and joint research collaborations. This training also aimed at enabling them to train their students back in South Africa with CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPRi-Cas9 genome editing technique. Their visit was funded by an Africa - India Mobility Fund (AIMF) grant.