Victor is the founder and COO of Desktop Genetics. Victor leads the company’s CRISPR genome editing initiatives, from fundamental research on new data generated in partnership with expert labs to user interface and product development. He has closed several partnerships with leading life science companies, placing Desktop Genetics at the forefront of CRISPR therapeutics research. Informed by his previous experience at GlaxoSmithKline and Flagship Ventures, Victor believes that software will be the key to unlocking the full potential of biotech R&D. He holds MEng, Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge.
This seminar will focus on CRISPR genome editing technologies and particularly, the best practices of designing CRISPR experiments. Aimed at all researches, whether new to CRISPR or expert users, this seminar will focus on the design aspects of CRISPR experiments Using data derived from investigating 25,000 sgRNAs in over 850 different experiments carried out across 150 different labs, we will interrogate current rules and gold-standards and review their viability. There will be an interactive and practical workshop component to the seminar, during which attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow the talk.