Genome Engineering: The CRISPR-Cas Revolution
August 22 - 25, 2018
Abstract Deadline: June 1, 2018


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 fourth meeting on Genome Engineering: The CRISPR-Cas Revolution at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 22 and run through lunch on Saturday, August 25, 2018

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

  • CRISPR Biology
  • Screens and Technology
  • Cell Engineering
  • Repairing DNA Breaks
  • Immunotherapy
  • Technology II
Confirmed Speakers:
Cecila Cotta-Ramusino, Editas
Alan Davidson, University of Toronto, Canada
Claude Desplan, New York University
Hunter Fraser, Stanford University
Nicholas Haining, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Biosciences
Martin Jinek, University of Zurich, Switzerland
J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Jan Karlseder, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Silvana Konermann, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Zachary Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
David Liu, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
Kira Makarova, National Center for Biotechnology Information/NIH
Alexander Marson, University of California, San Francisco
Eric Olson, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Michel Sadelain, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jeremy Stark, City of Hope
Lorraine Symington, Columbia University College of P&S
Gene Yeo, University of California, San Diego

PANEL DISCUSSION: Human Embryo Editing
Panelists: Arthur Caplan (NYU Medical Ethics), Dieter Egli (Columbia University), Janet Rossant (Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)

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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 August.

Academic Package $1190
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1000
Corporate Package $1505
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $815
Corporate No-Housing Package $1015

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.