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  • Sep
    30

    EES Seminar: Thomas Ipoutcha

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    Title: CRISPR/Cas9 in mollicutes : from natural system to genome engineering tools

    Abstract: CRISPR/Cas systems are widely represented in bacteria and archaea and provide them an adaptative defense mechanism against exogenous DNA or RNA. Because of its wide use as a genome engineering tool, type II CRISPR system from Streptococcus pyogenes has been extensively studied. The core system includes the endonuclease Cas9 and one sgRNA Cas9 on a target site with a recognition specificity depending on the NGG Protospacer Adjacent Motif (PAM). Mollicutes are minimal bacteria that have no cell wall and most of them use an alternative genetic code. Their genomes are AT rich (~70-75%) with a size ranging from 0.58 to 2.2Mbp. Most of them have a parasitic lifestyle and are pathogens of a wide host diversity including humans, other animals and plants. For most mollicutes species, genome engineering currently remains challenging mainly because homologous recombination is poorly efficient. The aim of my thesis was to (1) characterize CRISPR/Cas9 systems of mollicutes, (2) develop a genome engineering tool based on endogenous CRISPR/Cas9 system and, (3) extend the toolbox for some mycoplasma species of veterinary interest for any precise genetics tool was available.

    Biography: Thomas Ipoutcha is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at Northwestern University. He previously worked on the Mollicutes team to develop genome engineering tools on minimal bacteria. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Bordeaux (France) in February 2022. He is now interested in solving important health issues, like drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. He is looking to develop strategies to fight this bacteria using phage therapy technology. You can find him on Twitter and check out his publications via ORCID.

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    TIME Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    6

    The Jan D. Achenbach Lecture Presented by the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments: Robert O Ritchie

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    10:00 AM ITW, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Oct
    6

    Northwestern Engineering's Dean's Seminar Series presents: The Grand Nexus: Information, Materials, Energy

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM ITW, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Oct
    7

    EES Seminar: Dave Corr

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    12

    SPREE/TAM Seminar: Lyesse Laloui

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Oct
    14

    EES Seminar: Se Jong Cho

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    19

    SPREE Seminar: Martha Grady

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Oct
    21

    EES Seminar: Dr. Ross Cunning

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    26

    SPREE Seminar: Ramathasan Thevamaran

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Oct
    28

    EES Seminar: Amy Willis

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    31

    NORTHWESTERN SUSTAINABILITY LECTURE SERIES

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    8:30 AM Louis Room, Norris University Center

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    TIME Monday, October 31, 2022 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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  • Nov
    2

    SPREE Seminar: Sanat Kumar

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Nov
    4

    EES Seminar: Mari Winkler

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    9

    SPREE Seminar: Jialiang Le

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Nov
    11

    EES Seminar: Cindy Priadi

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    18

    EES Seminar: Ashish Sharma

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    23

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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  • Nov
    28

    Thanksgiving Break ends and Fall classes resume

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    TIME Monday, November 28, 2022

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