In the five years following the initial demonstrating of CRISPR-mediated genome editing, the field has grown exponentially and collectively produced a wide range of tools and methods to expand and refine the technology. Nevertheless, important challenges to the implementation of genome editing remain. This year, we explore these challenges by asking three questions: do we have all the tools we need, are we ready for therapeutic applications, and how can we make the biggest impact now?
This 2-day meeting hosted by the Zhang lab combines a peer-to-peer workshop session on the 13th with a day of talks from scientists developing and working with genome engineering tools on the 14th. Seating is limited, so please register to reserve a space.
Omar Abudayyeh Zhang lab @ Broad Institute
Marlene Belfort University of Albany
Maggie Bobbin Joung lab @ Harvard & MGH
Janice Chen Doudna lab @ UC Berkeley
Nicole Gaudelli Liu lab @ Broad Institute
Silvana Konermann Hsu lab @ Salk Institute
Eugene Koonin NCBI
Sri Kosuri UCLA
Zach Lippman CSHL
Mike Milone University of Pennsylvania
David Pearlman Cyrus Biotechnology
Wennig Qin eGenesis
Rotem Sorek Weizmann Institute
Hao Yin Wuhan University
Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou University of Pennsylvania
CRISPR DNA-targeting Basics 1:00 - 1:45
CRISPR Screens 1:45 - 2:15
CRISPR RNA-targeting Basics 2:15 - 2:45
Coffee 2:45 - 3:05
Breakout Sessions 3:05 - 3:55
Keynote: Eugene Koonin 4:00 - 4:30
Poster Session & Happy Hour 4:30 - 6:00
Session 1: Do we have all the tools we need? 9:00 - 11:30
Coffee 10:45 - 11:05
Session 2: Are we ready for therapeutic applications? 11:30 - 2:00
Lunch 12:20 - 1:05
Session 3: How can we have the biggest impact now? 2:00 - 4:30
Coffee 2:20 - 2:45
You are encouraged to share your work with your fellow workshop attendees. For this purpose we will have a poster session on Sunday, May 13th. Abstracts can be submitted via the registration link or email your abstract to email@example.com by April 16.
Registration for the full workshop is $25 for academic attendees and $100 for industry attendess. This money helps cover the cost of meals served during the workshop. The rest of the event is made possible by the generosity of the Broad Institute and our sponsors.
We do not offer lodging, so you will need to make our own arrangements. There are several nearby hotels - two Marriotts and the Kendall Hotel. The Broad is right off the Red Line subway at the Kendall/MIT stop, so anyplace that is near the Red Line will also be convenient for getting to the meeting.