Upcoming 2016 Events

December 2016 Event Registration


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:30pm – 10:30pm

CRISPR (or How to Change Your Genes)

with Scroll-A-Rama

CRISPR/Cas9 is a powerful technique which employs naturally occuring sequences in the human genome for modification of gene- and therefore cellular- function. Although this genome editing technology is relatively new, it has almost limitless potential to heal and cure.

A paper in the 12 October 2016 issue of Nature, for example, details the early indications of success in a CRISPR/Cas9 treatment for Sickle Cell disease. The ability to very closely control a change in the genetic makeup of a cell is significant because the more specific the change made in a genome, the less likely an unintended consequence will occur.


Yu-Chieh (Jack) Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Dr. Wang's research incorporates CRISPR/Cas9 with other techniques to investigate and develop novel therapeutics.


Kirby B. Drake, Esq


Klemchuk LLP

Ms. Drake will discuss the ongoing IP issues that affect the innovators and users of the CRISPR techniques.

(With live music, desserts, and the people you need to know, of course!)

Scroll-A-Rama .ppt slides due to info@fwlsc.org by Monday 12/12/16, 5PM

Music by Keith Wingate

Catering by Events by Joanna

If you are interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring the event, please contact info@fwlsc.org.

Monday, December 12 deadline for registration and Scroll-a-Rama submissions (.ppt, please) to info@fwlsc.org.

Information & Link to Registration Page

(Remember, registration is more expensive at the door....)

Arts 5th Avenue 1628 5th Ave
at the NW corner of 5th and Allen Avenues
in the Fairmount Southside Historic District of Fort Worth


Many thanks to our supporting organizations. See websites for upcoming events--the Metroplex is hoppin': Tech FW, NTEC, BioNews TX, bionorthtx, French-American Chamber of Commerce DFW, & the ACS DFW local section.

and to our sustaining sponsors Fresnel Technologies, Inc. & SciConsult, Inc.

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