Speaker: Nathalie Dupuy
Title: Who’s that?
Abstract: From The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat to the Super-Recognisers of Scotland Yard: a journey into the spectrum of face perception.
Speaker: Alina Selega
Title: “CRISPR: the disruptor.”
Recently, a study about a new CRISPR system for targeting RNA  has attracted a lot of attention in the world of genetics. In my talk, I will explain what kind of beast the CRISPR system is and why serious scientists think it is important (and even hailed it the scientific “Breakthrough of the Year” ). I will then talk about this recent development of using it for RNA targeting and why we should care. The talk will be accessible to wider (including not genetically inclined) audiences.
 Abudayyeh, Omar O., et al. “C2c2 is a single-component programmable RNA-guided RNA-targeting CRISPR effector.” Science (2016): aaf5573.