Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontiers
August 16 - 20, 2023
Abstract Deadline: May 26, 2023


Britt Adamson, Princeton University
Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David Liu, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Sam Sternberg, Columbia University

Emeritus/a Organizers:
Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI
Jonathan Weissman, Whitehead Institute and MIT/HHMI


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 ninth meeting on Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontiers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 16 and end with the banquet on Saturday, August 19, and departures on Sunday morning August 20.

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

Keynote Speakers:

Fyodor Urnov, Innovative Genomics Institute
Jonathan Weissman, Whitehead Institute and MIT/HHMI

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Brittany Adamson, Princeton University
Joe Bondy-Denomy, University of California, San Francisco
Stan Brouns, TU Delft, Netherlands
Haihua Chu, Beam Therapeutics
Alberto Ciccia, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Dieter Egli, Columbia University
Caixia Gao, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, China
Luke Gilbert, University of California, San Francisco
J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Ailong Ke, Cornell University
Kristin Knouse. Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alexis Komor, University of California, San Diego
Peter Ly, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Morgan Maeder, Chroma Medicine
Kiran Musunuru, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Tanya Paull, University of Texas at Austin
Waseem Qasim, University College London UK
Neville Sanjana, New York Genome Center
Dipali Sashital, Iowa State University
Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Intellia Therapeutics
Erik Sontheimer, UMass Chan Medical School
Feng Zhang, Broad Institute

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 #cshlcrispr23. 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: $1,705
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,600
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,455
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,085
Student Package*: $1,355
Student No-Housing Package: $985
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,180
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,560

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

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

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

Academic Virtual Package: $325
 Student Virtual Package: $200
Corporate Virtual Package: $480

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 10, 2023)