Genome Engineering: Frontiers of CRISPR/Cas
October 10 - 13, 2019
Abstract Deadline: July 19, 2019


Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI
Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital
David R. Liu, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Jonathan Weissman, UCSF/HHMI

You are cordially invited to participate in the fifth meeting on Genome Engineering: Frontiers of CRISPR-Cas at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin with an opening talk by Fyodor Urnov at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 10 and run through lunch on Sunday, October 13, 2019

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
Introductory Speaker:

Fyodor Urnov, Innovative Genomics Institute, Berkeley

Invited Speakers:

Brittany Adamson, Princeton University
Jill Banfield, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Bassik,
Stanford University
Helen Bateup, University of California, Berkeley
Ethan Bier,
University of California, San Diego
Joseph Bondy-Denomy, University of California, San Francisco
Dieter Egli, Columbia University
Caixia Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Charles Gersbach, Duke University
Jinsong Li, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, CAS, China
Kathy Niakan, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Matthew Porteus, Stanford Medical School
Dale Ramsden, University of North Carolina
Dipali Sashital, Iowa State University
Richard Sherwood, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Virginijus Siksnys, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lars Steinmetz, Stanford University
Samuel Sternberg, Columbia University
Wensheng Wei, Peking University, China
Malcolm White, St. Andrews University, UK

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:

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This meeting is sponsored by:
CellMicrosystems IntegratedDNATechnologies Synthego


Academic Package: $1220
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1020
Corporate Package: $1535
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $835
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1035

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.