Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Genetic Engineering using CRISPR/Cas


Genetic engineering is becoming a cornerstone method in molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, biomedicine, and soon in the Hospital setting to treat genetic diseases and to genetically manipulate cells, e.g. immune cells, to endow them with better properties. This summer course will introduce state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas systems and cover key applications in genetic engineering ranging from core gene editing applications to other capabilities of the system such as transcriptional and epigenetic regulation. The use of CRISPR/Cas for probing basic gene function will be described as well as the current status and future perspectives in therapeutic gene editing. The course will have a specific focus on enabling the students to independently design and perform CRISPR experiments, which will be supported by hands-on laboratory exercises. These will cover aspects ranging from the initial design considerations to the final analysis of gene editing outcomes. 

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    


  • 80% course participation.
  • In addition, the students’ yield from the course will be evaluated through an oral presentation of the project work to finish off the course. The project work and the presentation will be done in groups, but students will be assessed individually in relation to the academic objectives of the course.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.

To be eligible for the course applicants should have passed Medical Genetics or an equivalent course.  


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Rasmus O. Bak

Associate professor, AIAS-COFUND Fellow