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Technology Seminar (13 Oct 2016)

Technology Seminar

Increase Efficiency of Genome Editing

Using the Alt-R™ CRISPR-Cas9 System


 Mr Jin Ngee

Reginal Application Specialist

13 October 2016 (Thu)

2:30 – 3:30 pm  

Seminar Room 4-02, G/F

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research 

5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong



Biology and engineering. Two seemingly unrelated areas meet and the result will be game changing. Broken genes are responsible for many diseases. If there are tools that can be used to repair these, imagine the effect. Genome editing with Cas9 has been on the scene since 2013. However, researchers have been hampered by obstacles such as cell toxicity, off-target edits and reduced transformation efficiency among other things. IDT’s Alt-R (awl-ter) is shown to increase efficiency of genome editing. We will explain how we have arrived at this conclusion.


Jin Ngee is the Regional Application Specialist at Integrated DNA Technologies Pte Ltd Graduated from Curtin University of Technology, Jin Ngee’s role is to communicate IDT’s advances in nucleic acid technology and expertise to users. Previously he served as Application Support Specialist answering to many queries as well as distressed calls from researchers regarding oligonucleotides. His experience in oligonucleotides started back in the early 1990s when he was tasked to run a core DNA synthesis facility which eventually closed due to the increasing competition from the likes of ….. Integrated DNA Technologies Inc. His passion for communicating in science eventually led him to be involved the student outreach program in the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. Here he honed his communications skills imparting his experience and knowledge to the next generation of budding researchers. His coworkers discovered him to have a very strong affinity towards coffee and is classified as a caffeine-based life form.



Co-organized with Integrated DNA Technologies Pte Ltd  IDTLogo

Refreshment to be served

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