Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontiers
August 19 - 22, 2020
Abstract Deadline: May 29, 2020


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

You are cordially invited to participate in the sixth meeting on Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontiers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin with dinner and opening session at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 19 and run through lunch on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

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 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.

  • Plants
  • DNA Damage Repair
  • Structure/Biochemistry
  • CRISPR Biology
  • Technology

Invited Speakers:

Alberto Ciccia, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Daniel Durocher, Lunenfeld-Tananbaum Research Institute
Asma Hatoum-Aslan, University of Alabama
Steven Jaccobsen, HHMI / University of California, Los Angeles
Martin Jinek, University of Zurich, Switzerland
J. Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Zachary Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
David Liu, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT 
Kira Makarova, National Center for Biotechnology Information / NIH
Karen Maxwell, University of Toronto, Canada
Sylvain Moineau, University of Laval, Canada
Osamu Nureki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Pamela Ronald, University of California, Davis
Daniel Voytas, University of Minnesota
Yanli Wang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University
Feng Zhang,The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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 #cshlcrispr20. 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:

Academic Package: $1,255
Graduate/PhD Student Package:
Corporate Package: $1,610
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $860
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,085

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.