Welcome to the Scheele Symposium in honour of the 2019 Scheele Award Laureate, Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier. The symposium focuses on various aspects of her research, including insights into the CRISPRCas technology, which has paved the way for development of new, effective treatments.

Take this opportunity to listen to some of the world’s foremost scientists in genetic engineering.

Preliminary Program

08.45 Registration
09.15 Introduction and welcome
Märit Johansson, Chair of the board, Swedish Pharmaceutical Society, Stockholm, Sweden

Genetic engineering

Chair: Prof Bernt Eric Uhlin, Umeå University, Sweden
09.30 The RNA biology of microbes – a true treasure trove
Prof Dr Jörg Vogel, Institute Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany
10.05 Title to be announced
Prof Anna Cereseto, University of Trento, CIBIO, Italy
10.40 Coffee

CRISPR in Drug development drug discovery

Chair: Prof Birgitta Henriques Normark, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
11.10 Precise Genome Editing to Empower Drug Discovery
Dr Marcello Maresca, associate director, Discovery Sciences AstraZeneca, Mölndal, Sweden
11.45 Using machine learning to predict mutational outcomes of CRISPR-Cas
Dr Felicity Allen, Sanger Institute, UK
12.20 Lunch

Application of CRISPR-Cas Technology in Biology

Chair: Prof Birgitta Henriques Normark, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
13.30 CRISPR in basic and applied plant biology
Prof Stefan Jansson, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University, Sweden
14.05 Genetically tailored pigs as models for human diseases and organ donors for xenotransplantation
Prof Dr Eckhard Wolf, Gene Centre and Department of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
14.40 CRISPR/Cas9-based therapeutic strategies for betahemoglobinopathies
Dr Annarita Miccio, Imagine Institute of genetic diseases, Sorbonne Paris Cité University, France
15.15 Coffee

Future Perspectives

Chair: Prof Bernt Eric Uhlin, Umeå University, Sweden
15.45 CRISPR and beyond – the bacterial immune system
Prof Dr Rotem Sorek, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
16.20 The Scheele Award Ceremony
16.50 Scheele Award Lecture
Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin, Germany
17.30 End