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: Jef Boeke, Ph.D., March 13

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, March 13, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Jef Boeke, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,
Director, Institute for systems genetics,
New York University

Synthesis of Designer Chromosomes from Scratch

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Annaluru, N., Muller, H., Mitchell, L. a, Ramalingam, S., Stracquadanio, G., Richardson, S. M., … Chandrasegaran, S. (2014). Total synthesis of a functional designer eukaryotic chromosome. Science, 344(6179), 55–58. doi:10.1126/science.1249252

Dymond, J. S., Richardson, S. M., Coombes, C. E., Babatz, T., Muller, H., Annaluru, N., … Boeke, J. D. (2011). Synthetic chromosome arms function in yeast and generate phenotypic diversity by design. Nature, 477(7365), 471–476. doi:10.1038/nature10403

Mitchell, L. a., & Boeke, J. D. (2014). Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(48), 17003–17010. doi:10.1073/pnas.1414399111

Reviews and Protocols

Cooper, E. M., Müller, H., Chandrasegaran, S., Bader, J. S., & Boeke, J. D. (2012). The build-a-genome course. Methods in Molecular Biology, 852, 273–283. doi:10.1007/978-1-61779-564-0_20

Recommended Readings: Lei Stanley Qi, Ph.D. Monday, January 13

Monday, January 13, 2014
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium

Lei Stanley Qi, Ph.D.
UCSF Systems Biology Fellow
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and
UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology
University of California, San Francisco

Repurposing CRISPR/Cas as a versatile platform for genome engineering and imaging

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Cong, L., Ran, F. A., Cox, D., Lin, S., Barretto, R., Habib, N., … Zhang, F. (2013). Multiplex genome engineering using CRISPR/Cas systems. Science, 339(6121), 819–823. doi:10.1126/science.1231143

Gilbert, L. a, Larson, M. H., Morsut, L., Liu, Z., Brar, G. A., Torres, S. E., … Qi, L. S. (2013). CRISPR-mediated modular RNA-guided regulation of transcription in eukaryotes. Cell, 154(2), 442–451. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.06.044

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), 816–21. doi:10.1126/science.1225829

Qi, L., Haurwitz, R. E., Shao, W., Doudna, J. A., & Arkin, A. P. (2012). RNA processing enables predictable programming of gene expression. Nature Biotechnology, 30(10), 1002–6. doi:10.1038/nbt.2355

Qi, L. S., Larson, M. H., Gilbert, L. A., Doudna, J. A., Weissman, J. S., Arkin, A. P., & Lim, W. A. (2013). Repurposing CRISPR as an RNA-guided platform for sequence-specific control of gene expression. Cell, 152(5), 1173–83. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.022

Review Articles

Gaj, T., Gersbach, C. A., & Barbas, C. F. (2013). ZFN, TALEN, and CRISPR/Cas-based methods for genome engineering. Trends in Biotechnology, 31(7), 397–405. doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2013.04.004

Makarova, K. S., Haft, D. H., Barrangou, R., Brouns, S. J. J., Charpentier, E., Horvath, P., … Koonin, E. V. (2011). Evolution and classification of the CRISPR-Cas systems. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 9(6), 467–477. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2577

Wiedenheft, B., Sternberg, S. H., & Doudna, J. A. (2012). RNA-guided genetic silencing systems in bacteria and archaea. Nature, 482(7385), 331–338. doi:10.1038/nature10886