Stem Cells Webinar 2023

The advances and hurdles of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing: stem cell and germline editing

ESHRE Webinar

organised by the ESHRE Special Interest Group Stem Cells




Course description

An introduction into CRISPR/Cas9 editing with a focus on the advances and hurdles related with gene editing in stem cells and embryos.

Target audience

Embryologists, Researchers, Clinicians, anyone with an interest in the latest advances in gene editing


Needs assessment

Only ten years ago, experiments with CRISPR/Cas9 as a gene editing tool were published. The development of new CRISPR/Cas9 applications is fast and their potential is revolutionary. In this webinar, the progress of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in the germline and stem cells is summarized with a focus on the current hurdles.

Expected educational outcomes

Participants will get an overview of the progress and hurdles in CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in stem cells and embryos


17:00 - 17:10   Introduction by Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes
17:10 - 18:00   Presentation by Bieke Bekaert
18:00 - 18:25   Q&A moderated by Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes
18:25 - 18:30   Closing remarks by Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes



Participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the webinar (Zoom). Participants can obtain a certificate of attendance after watching the webinar on the eCampus platform. The recording will become available on the eCampus platform after the webinar took place. There will only be 500 places available to follow live.