Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontiers
August 24 - 27, 2022
Abstract Deadline: June 3, 2022


Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI
Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David Liu, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Jonathan Weissman, Whitehead Institute and MIT/HHMI

Britt Adamson, Princeton University
Sam Sternberg, Columbia University


Registration for the Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontier meeting has reached full capacity.  Virtual registration remains open. 

COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


You are cordially invited to participate in the eighth meeting on Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontiers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 24 and run through lunch on Saturday, August 27, 2022

Sample Schedule Outline

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 and two poster sessions; In addition to invited speakers, a number of speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts.


  • CRISPR Biology I
  • CRISPR Biology II / Technology I
  • Cell and Embryo Engineering
  • DNA Repair / Plants
  • Gene Therapy
  • Technology II
Invited Speakers:
Omar Abudayyeh/Jonathan Gootenberg Lab, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
Andrew Anzalone, Prime Medicine, LLP
Aude Bernheim, INSERM. France
Howard Chang, Stanford University School of Medicine
Janice Chen, Mammoth Biosciences
Cecilia Cotta-Ramusino, Tessera Therapeutics
James Dahlman, Georgia Tech
Nicole Gaudelli, Beam Tx
Patrick Hsu, University of California, Berkeley
J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth Kellogg, Cornell University
Jin-Soo Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
Donald Kohn, University of California, Los Angeles
Silvana Konermann, Stanford University
Audrone Lapinaite, Arizona State University
Chang Liu, University of California, Irvine
Angelo Lombardo, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Cameron Myhrvold, Princeton University
Serena Nik-Zainal, University of Cambridge, UK
Randall Platt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Agnel Sfeir, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Sam Sternberg, Columbia University

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.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlcrispr22. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This meeting is sponsored by:


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,310 
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,235
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,130
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $860
Student Package*: $1,045
Student No-Housing Package: $775
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,625
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,250

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

Room packages have closed as we have reached housing capacity. If you need housing accommodations, please visit the Travel tab for more information.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 18, 2022)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $355
Late Student Virtual Package: $250
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $475