CRISPR and Transgenic Workshop

The UVa GEMM core holds a hands-on three day CRISPR and transgenic workshop during spring and fall each year.  This workshop includes lectures and hands-on exercises which are intended for those who wish to develop a strong background on CRISPR and transgenic technologies and applications.  On-line registration is available all year around; please indicate your preferred time on the registration form.

The cost for any participants is $1000.  UVa faculty and staff may use their education benefits to pay for the workshop if they work at UVa for more than 1 year.  Please visit HR-benefits website and login Workday to request for education benefits.  Education benefits will be paid by HR directly to you in your paycheck.  You’ll be billed by GEMM and must pay GEMM with your personal credit cards or checks.  Outside participants are encouraged to contact GEMM.

Each participant receives a USB thumb drive containing all materials presented in the workshop along with laboratory protocols and references.  Certificates can be issued upon request to participants who complete the entire course.


Fall Workshop (Oct. 1 – 3, 2019)

Goal: This training course, with combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, is intended for those who wish to develop an expertise in the latest CRISPR and classical transgenic technologies and applications.

Topic: Overview of genetic engineering from transgenesis to genome editing
Introduction to the CRISPR technology
Gene editing strategy and design for your project of interest
CRISPR tool making and available resources
Editing reagent delivery into cells and embryos
Identification of CRISPR-induced genomic modifications
Interactive discussion on best practices
Tour of the GEMM facility with observation and hands-on opportunity

Date: 10AM – 3PM, Oct. 1 – 3, 2019 (Tue – Thu)
Free lunch is provided each day during the break from 12-1PM. The detailed schedule will be sent to the participants.

Location: Pinn Hall, 1340 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908

Classroom: Health Science Library, Room 1211 (Carter)

Inquiry: 434-982-6506 or

Cost: $1000, UVa faculty/staff may use their education benefits to pay for the workshop. Details are described on the registration form. Others may pay with credit cards or checks.

Registration: Form can be filled and submitted on-line