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CRISPR Classroom and iGEM Indian League partner to bring CRISPR education to India

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

While the potential to use CRISPR genome editing has opened up revolutionary doors for molecular biology, it has also created a large gap in accessibility and education. Though this gap exists throughout much of the world, it is especially evident in India where a major biotechnology boom is currently underway, yet there is a significant lack of educational resources on the topic of genetic engineering and synthetic biology for students and educators alike.


To solve this problem, we are excited to announce CRISPR Classroom’s new partnership with iGEM Indian League! The two organizations will be working together to help bring awareness and improve accessibility to genome engineering and synthetic biology education for students, educators, and professionals throughout India. We believe the future of CRISPR will only be fully realized if CRISPR education is made collaborative, global, and accessible.


CRISPR Classroom in India


CRISPR Classroom is closing the gap between STEM innovation and education for students and professionals around the world. CRISPR Classroom has reached millions of people through social channels, hosted thousands of participants in webinars, and taught hundreds of students and professionals through certified CRISPR courses. CRISPR Classroom’s presence in India is on an exponential rise, where students like Afzal Khan are benefitting from incorporating CRISPR education into their studies.


“After joining CRISPR Classroom I’ve learned a lot about CRISPR as a technique and theory. I joined as a masters student and now I am working in a renowned Cancer Research Institute. It’s a big achievement for me and huge credit goes to CRISPR Classroom for their teaching, mentorship, and guidance.” – Afzal Khan, MSc.


About iGEM Indian League


The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization, that captured the emerging opportunity in Synthetic Biology and dedicated itself to the advancement of the field, launched the iGEM Indian League in December 2021. The League is led by Shruti Sridhar, Priyannth R S and Onkar Date, who are iGEM Alumni passionate about research and equitable education.


“We will continue to work to make the world a more sustainable place by applying SynBio innovation in biosafety, biosecurity, and public outreach, and our partnership with CRISPR Classroom will allow us to expedite our mission and this work” – Shruti Sridhar, Director, iGEM Indian League.



To learn more about iGEM Indian League - https://www.igemregistration.org/igem-indian-league



Interested in bringing CRISPR education to your student communities?


Contact us at hello@crisprclassroom.org and let’s work together to make it happen!



 

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ABOUT CRISPR CLASSROOM

CRISPR Classroom is disrupting STEM education and bringing learners closer to frontier scientific knowledge than previously possible. CRISPR Classroom, a new education technology start-up company, is the first-of-its-kind to use engaging storytelling to teach revolutionary innovations and make it digestible to the masses. Thanks to their high-impact content created in collaboration between scientists and veteran educators, CRISPR Classroom's courses are among the fastest growing online biology courses with rapid global adoption from learners from over 50 different countries. CRISPR Classroom is the merging of STEM innovation and education to create a well-oiled science education company that brings its users closer to frontier knowledge than ever before.

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