Recommended Readings: Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D., January 22

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, January 22, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Regulation in Infection Biology
Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology;
Visiting Professor, Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, Umeå University

The Transformative Genome Engineering Technology CRISPR-Cas9: Lessons Learned from bacteria

Recommended Reading

Empirical Articles

Chylinski, K., Le Rhun, A., & Charpentier, E. (2013). The tracrRNA and Cas9 families of type II CRISPR-Cas immunity systems. RNA Biology, 10(5), 726-737. doi:10.4161/rna.24321

Fonfara, I., Le Rhun, A., Chylinski, K., Makarova, K. S., Lécrivain, A. L., Bzdrenga, J., … & Charpentier, E. (2014). Phylogeny of Cas9 determines functional exchangeability of dual-RNA and Cas9 among orthologous type II CRISPR-Cas systems. Nucleic acids research, 42(4), 2577-2590. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1074.

Jinek, M., Chylinski, K., Fonfara, I., Hauer, M., Doudna, J. A., & Charpentier, E. (2012). A programmable dual-RNA–guided DNA endonuclease in adaptive bacterial immunity. Science, 337(6096), 816-821. doi:10.1126/science.1225829.

Review Papers

Charpentier, E., Richter, H., van der Oost, J., & White, M. F. (2015). Biogenesis pathways of RNA guides in archaeal and bacterial CRISPR-Cas adaptive immunity. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 39(3), 428-441. doi:10.1093/femsre/fuv023.

Chylinski, K., Makarova, K. S., Charpentier, E., & Koonin, E. V. (2014). Classification and evolution of type II CRISPR-Cas systems. Nucleic acids research, 42(10), 6091-6105. doi:10.1093/nar/gku241

Recommended Readings: Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D., October 9th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 9th, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Bacteriology,
The Rockefeller University

CRISPR-Cas: The Adaptive Immune System of Prokaryotes

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Goldberg, G. W., Jiang, W., Bikard, D., & Marraffini, L. A. (2014). Conditional tolerance of temperate phages via transcription-dependent CRISPR-Cas targeting. Nature, 514(7524), 633-637. doi:10.1038/nature13637.

Heler, R., Samai, P., Modell, J. W., Weiner, C., Goldberg, G. W., Bikard, D., & Marraffini, L. A. (2015). Cas9 specifies functional viral targets during CRISPR-Cas adaptation. Nature, 19(7542), 199-202. doi:10.1038/nature14245.

Jiang, W., Maniv, I., Arain, F., Wang, Y., Levin, B. R., & Marraffini, L. A. (2012). Dealing with the evolutionary downside of CRISPR immunity: bacteria and beneficial plasmids. PLoS Genetics, 9(9), e1003844-e1003844. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003844.

Review Papers

Barrangou, R., & Marraffini, L. A. (2014). CRISPR-Cas systems: prokaryotes upgrade to adaptive immunity. Molecular Cell, 54(2), 234-244. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2014.03.011.

Hatoum-Aslan, A., & Marraffini, L. A. (2014). Impact of CRISPR immunity on the emergence and virulence of bacterial pathogens. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 17, 82-90. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2013.12.001

Recommended Readings: Ronald Breaker, Ph.D., May 1

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 1, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Ronald Breaker, Ph.D.
Henry Ford II Professor,
Professor, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry,
Yale University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Prospects for Riboswitch and Ribozyme Discovery

Empirical Articles

Baker, J. L., Sudarsan, N., Weinberg, Z., Roth, A., Stockbridge, R. B., & Breaker, R. R. (2012). Widespread genetic switches and toxicity resistance proteins for fluoride. Science, 335(6065), 233-235. doi:10.1126/science.1215063

Kim, P. B., Nelson, J. W., & Breaker, R. R. (2015). An ancient riboswitch class in bacteria regulates purine biosynthesis and one-carbon metabolism. Molecular Cell, 57(2), 317-328. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2015.01.001

Nelson, J. W., Sudarsan, N., Furukawa, K., Weinberg, Z., Wang, J. X., & Breaker, R. R. (2013). Riboswitches in eubacteria sense the second messenger c-di-AMP. Nature Chemical Biology, 9(12), 834-839. doi:10.1038/nchembio.1363

Roth, A., Weinberg, Z., Chen, A. G., Kim, P. B., Ames, T. D., & Breaker, R. R. (2014). A widespread self-cleaving ribozyme class is revealed by bioinformatics. Nature chemical biology, 10(1), 56-60. doi:10.1038/nchembio.1386

Review Papers

Breaker, R. R. (2012). Riboswitches and the RNA world. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 4(2), a003566. doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a003566

Breaker, R. R., & Joyce, G. F. (2014). The expanding view of RNA and DNA function. Chemistry & Biology, 21(9), 1059-1065. doi:10.1016/j.chembiol.2014.07.008