September 24 - 27, 2015
Abstract Deadline: July 3, 2015

Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI     Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY     Jonathan Weissman, UCSF/HHMI

We are pleased to announce a new Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution, which will begin in the evening of Thursday, September 24, and run through lunch on Sunday, September 27.

The specific goal for this meeting is to foster fruitful and creative interactions between researchers interested in applying these systems to genome engineering and related advances in a wide variety of organisms, together with scientists studying the basic biology of CRISPR/Cas and related bacterial defense systems. The meeting will consist of six oral sessions and one poster session

CRISPR Biology
DNA Repair/Genome Editing
Human Genome Engineering
Model Organisms/Plants
Technology Development
Stem Cells/Cancer

Confirmed Speakers:
Daniel Anderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emmanuelle Charpentier,
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
George Church, Harvard University
Bruce Conklin, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
James Haber, Brandeis University
Bo Huang, University of California, San Francisco
Danwei Huangfu, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jin-Soo Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
Nancy Maizels, University of Washington
Luciano Marraffini, The Rockefeller University
Stanley Qi, Stanford University
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School

William Skarnes, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Lorraine Symington, Columbia University College of P&S
Fyodor Urnov,
Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
Andrea Ventura,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Feng Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panel Discussion: "Ethics of Human Germline Genome Editing"
R. Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Henry Greely, Stanford University School of Law

Follow the links at left to register for the meeting and submit an abstract. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is eager to have as many young people as possible attend this meeting. As such, we have some funds set aside to partially support students and postdocs. Please apply in writing to Val Pakaluk stating your need for financial support. Preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

This meeting is sponsored in part by Advanced Analytical, Clontech Laboratories, DiagenodeThermo Fisher Scientific and Editas Medicine 

Housing is no longer available. Please check local hotels at the link below. Shuttle service will be provided to Best Western and Days Inn

Academic/Student No-Housing Package $780
Corporate No-Housing Package $975

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.