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Precision Engineering of the Genome, Epigenome and Transcriptome - RESCHEDULING IN PROGRESS (X1)

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Precision Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology: Designing Genomes and Pathways (C5)

Organizer(s) Dana Carroll and Jef D. Boeke
March 17—22, 2013
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 14, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 14, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2013

Sponsored by Life Technologies Corporation and Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Now that we know the sequences of many genomes, from a wide variety of organisms and even from individuals with unique characteristics, many researchers have turned to making intentional modifications of those genomes. Purposes of those modifications include: introducing mutations to evaluate gene function, production of models for human genetic disease, gene correction, radical redesign of genome structure, and the generation of novel cellular networks and pathways. With this conference, we propose to bring together scientists who are: 1) developing tools for precision genome engineering; 2) using those tools for specific purposes in a wide range of organisms, including humans; 3) creating whole synthetic genomes with prospects for wholesale reengineering; 4) engineering cells with novel pathways and properties. Exchange of cutting-edge information regarding approaches, accomplishments and ambitions will augment the capabilities of each group. The meeting will provide an outstanding forum for students, postdoctoral fellows, and senior investigators who envision careers in genome and pathway design.

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Early Career Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Lydia M. Contreras
University of Texas at Austin, USA

National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship Recipients

Ewen Cameron
Boston University, USA

Kamila S. Gwiazda
University of Washington, USA

Jonathan R. Karr
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Lauren R. Polstein
Duke University, USA