Genome Engineering: The CRISPR-Cas Revolution
July 21 - 24, 2017
Abstract Deadline: May 25, 2017


Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI
Maria Jasin
, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stanley Lei Qi,
Stanford University
Jonathan Weissman

You are cordially invited to participate in the third meeting on Genome Engineering: The CRISPR-Cas Revolution at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin with lunch and the first session at 2pm in the afternoon of Friday July 21st, and will conclude with an afternoon session and the meeting banquet on Sunday, July 23, 2017 (with departure on Monday morning).

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.

This meeting will consist of six oral sessions plus one poster session; speakers will be invited as well as selected from submitted abstracts.


•    CRISPR Medicine
•    Screens and Technology
•    Cancer and Stem Cells
•    Repairing DNA Breaks
•    Gene Drive and Model Organisms

Confirmed Speakers:

Ethan Bier, University of California, San Diego
Joseph Bondy-Denomy, University of California, San Francisco
Anne Brunet, Stanford University
Austin Burt, Imperial College London/Silkwood Park
Jan Carette, Stanford University School of Medicine
Huirong Gao, DuPont Pioneer
Charles Gersbach, Duke University
Luke Gilbert, University of California, San Francisco
James Haber, Brandeis University
Danwei Huangfu, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Richard Hynes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute/MIT
Eugene Koonin, NIH
Gaelle Legube, University of Toulouse, France
David Liu, Harvard University
Luciano Marraffini, The Rockefeller University
Mandar Muzumdar, Koch Institute at MIT
Kathy Niakan, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Matthew Porteus, Stanford University Medical School
Agnel Sfeir, New York University School of Medicine
Jay Shendure, University of Washington
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University

Partial support provided by

Agilent Technologies Advanced Analytical Syngengis Twist Bioscience

Abstracts should contain interesting and exciting material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

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

Academic Package $1165
Graduate/PhD Student Package $975
Corporate Package $1475
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $795
Corporate No-Housing Package $995

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.