Keystone Symposia

Precision Genome Engineering (A2)

Organizer(s) J. Keith Joung, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Olivier Danos
January 8—12, 2017
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Sep 19, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Oct 6, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 19, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 9, 2016

Sponsored by Biogen, Editas Medicine, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk A/S, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Precision genome engineering technologies enable targeted, highly efficient alteration of DNA sequences in living cells or organisms. Given their customizable nature, these technologies promise to be broadly useful both as biomedical research tools and as novel therapeutics for gene-based diseases. Given the rapidity with which this field moves, it is challenging for both newcomers and experts alike to stay updated with all of the latest advances. Furthermore, genome engineering necessarily encompasses a broad range of scientific expertise that includes fundamental mechanisms of DNA repair, basic science studies of bacterial-derived systems that form the basis of many of these technologies, innovations with genome engineering tool platforms, a wide variety of research applications spanning from model organisms to plants and mammalian cells, and pre-clinical and clinical studies aimed at translation into human therapeutics. The goal of this Keystone Symposia meeting is to bring together scientists from academia and industry with diverse but relevant expertise in a setting conducive to discussion of new results and potential collaborative efforts. Invited talks will cover a wide range of topics ranging from fundamental basic science through to clinical translation studies. Attendees of this meeting will have the opportunity to hear about the latest findings in this fast-paced field and to establish collaborations with scientists who have complementary expertise.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Robert J. Ihry
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, USA

Stephen Knox Jones
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Chris Richardson
University of California, Berkeley, USA