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ZFP Therapeutics - Exploiting DNA as a Platform for Drug Development
Philip D. Gregory, D. Phil., Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Research
Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.

Date:   Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time:   6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  

The Clarion Hotel
401 East Millbrae Avenue
Millbrae, CA
650-692-6363

 

Sponsor:   BioScience Forum
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Abstract:

The power of genetic change - through mutation and recombination - to affect the organism is familiar to all yet unfortunately, random. In contrast, the technology of "genome editing" has provided us with word processor-like speed and precision in rewriting the genetic code of the living cell. In the past three years, crop species like maize (Nature 2009), major model organisms such as the rat (Science 2009), cells transplanted into humans (Nature Biotechnology 2008) and human ES and iPS cells (Nature Biotechnology 2009) have been genetically engineered to meet 21st-century-scale challenges in biomedicine. At the heart of this unprecedented development is a nanomachine based on a naturally occurring DNA-recognition device - the zinc finger protein (ZFP). Philip, who heads the research organization behind these major developments at Sangamo BioSciences, will discuss how one designs ZFPs, what they can do in model organisms and human beings, and what their next applications are.

Biography:

Philip D. Gregory, D. Phil. has served as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Research since July 2009. He joined Sangamo in December 2000 as a Scientist, became a Team Leader in October 2001, Senior Director, Research in July 2003 and Vice President, Research in October 2005. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Gregory was at the University of Munich, Germany, where he studied the role of chromatin structure in gene regulation and published extensively in this field. He has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Keystone Symposia since December 2009. Dr. Gregory earned a D. Phil. In Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and holds a B.Sc. in microbiology from the University of Sheffield.

 

Fee:  

Sliding Scale, $35-60.

There is an additional fee for parking.

     
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