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Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (2nd edition)

28-29 JANUARY 2016, GHENT, BELGIUM
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Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Ambiance Ghent People
Ambiance Ghent People
Ambiance Ghent People
Ambiance Ghent People
Castle of the Counts Ghent
Castle of the Counts Ghent
Networking
Networking
Sponsors
Sponsors
Audience
Audience
Poster session - Antwerp
Poster session - Antwerp
Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (2nd edition)

A VIB TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE

Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology are revolutionizing Life Sciences. Driven by advances in the CRISPR-toolbox for rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last 2 years has been breathtaking.

The 1st Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology: Tools and Technologies meeting (GESB) in September 2013 was a roaring success and we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of GESB in January, 2016. The symposium will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the world with novel technologies in several sessions, with topics focused on:

  • CRISPR and Synthetic Biology Tools
  • Gene and Genome assembly
  • CRISPR for re-engineering cellular systems
  • Future CRISPR applications
  • Expanding the Genetic Code

In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session!

‘Meet the Expert’ session with MIT Prof Christopher Voigt
We offer all junior researchers an opportunity to join speaker Christopher Voigt in a 'Meet the Expert' session during the conference. You will have the opportunity to ask any question/advise/feedback related to your research project/your research during an informal round table discussion. If you are interested in joining the session then send an e-mail to conferences@vib.be and let us know. Seating is very limited so make sure to reserve a spot soon!

Precision Genome Engineering Training Day on January 27, 2016 in Ghent, Belgium
The conference is preceded by a day of training, organized by Training at VIB, focused on precision genome engineering. The focus of this training is specifically on the practical use of the technology and on experiences gained applying genome engineering technologies in the lab. Registration and more info on the training day can be found on the training website.

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Confirmed speakers

Caixia Gao
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Caixia Gao

Caixia Gao

State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Beijing, CN
Weizhi Ji
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Weizhi Ji

Weizhi Ji

The Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research, CN
David Bikard
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David Bikard

David Bikard

Head of the Synthetic Biology Group Institut Pasteur & the CSO of Eligo Biosciences, FR
Qingzhou Ji
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Qingzhou Ji

Qingzhou Ji

Principal Scientist, MilliporeSigma, A business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, DE

Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 28 January, 2016

08:45
09:15
Registration and Welcome coffee
09:15
12:45
Plenary Session: The Genome Engineering Revolution: CRISPR and SynBio

Chair: Jo Bury

09:15
09:20
Welcome
Academic speaker
09:20
09:55
Genome editing in human stem cells, animals, and plants
09:55
10:20
Engineering and Construction of Genes to Genomes
10:20
10:25
Sponsor Talk: Genome engeneering by GeneArt

Axel Trefzer

Director research and development Synthetic Biology, ThermoFisher
Sponsored talk
10:25
10:30
Sponsors Talk: Eppendorf, your partner in genetic engineering
10:30
10:35
Sponsor Talk: GenScript: Your Partner in Biomedical Research
Sponsored talk
10:35
11:10
Precision plant breeding using genome editing technologies

Caixia Gao

State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Beijing, CN
Academic speaker
11:10
11:30
Coffee Break
11:30
11:55
Rewriting DNA Synthesis
11:55
12:00
Sponsor Talk: Rapid and Low-cost Screening of Mutations Through Capillary Electrophoresis

Danilo Tait

European Director, Advanced Analytical Technologies, CH
Sponsored talk
12:00
12:05
Sponsor Talk: Genome Editing and Engineering Tools

Bert Depré

Account Manager Life Science Products, Bio-Connect, NL
Sponsored talk
12:05
12:10
Sponsor Talk: Publishing with eLife
Sponsored talk
12:10
12:45
Prosthetic Gene Networks for Biomedical Applications
12:45
13:45
Lunch
13:45
16:30
Parallel Session 1: CRISPR for re-engineering cellular systems

Chair: Nico Callewaert

13:45
14:10
Epigenome Editing with ZFP and CRISPR

Qingzhou Ji

Principal Scientist, MilliporeSigma, A business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, DE
Company speaker
14:45
14:50
Sponsor Talk: New Tools for Successful CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing
Sponsored talk
14:55
15:00
Sponsor Talk: Ultra-Sensitive Quantification of Genome Editing Events using Droplet Digital PCR
Sponsored talk
15:00
15:35
Expanding the repertoire of genetic techniques to study Protocadherin receptor diversity in X. tropicalis
15:35
16:00
New technologies for expanding ES cell-based gene targeting
Company speaker
16:00
16:30
Coffee Break
13:45
16:30
Parallel Session 2: Future CRISPR applications

Chair: Sven Eyckerman

13:45
14:10
Studying and fighting pathogenic Bacteria with the help of CRISPR

David Bikard

Head of the Synthetic Biology Group Institut Pasteur & the CSO of Eligo Biosciences, FR
Company speaker
14:10
14:45
Live-cell super-resolution microscopy on genome-edited mammalian cells
Academic speaker
14:45
14:50
Sponsor Talk: Geneious, a short and CRISPRy introduction to a powerful and comprehensive suite of molecular biology tools for exactly your computer
Sponsored talk
14:50
14:55
Sponsor Talk: Introduction to the World’s First Benchtop DNA Assembly Instrument
14:55
15:00
Sponsor Talk: Automated Solutions for Genome Engineering
15:00
15:25
Genome Editing - We Do Delivery
15:25
16:00
In vivo and ex vivo editing using CRISPR/Cas system an emerging platform for in vivo functional genomics and gene therapy
16:10
16:30
Coffee Break
16:30
18:05
Plenary Session: Genetic Circuits and Genome Regulation

Chair: Halina Novak

16:30
17:05
Expanding the targeting range and improving the genome-wide specificities of CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases
17:05
17:30
The use of TALENs for crop improvement

Dan Voytas

University of Minnesota, US & Co-Founder & CSO, Calyxt, US
Company speaker
17:30
18:05
Massively Parallel Combinatorial Genetics
18:05
19:00
Meet the Expert: Timothy K. Lu
18:05
19:00
Reception

Day 2 - Friday, 29 January, 2016

09:15
09:50
Plenary Session: CRISPR and SynBio Tools

Chair: Mark Veugelers

09:15
09:50
High-throughput biallelic modification of human iPS cells
09:50
10:15
Genetically Modified Lactococcus lactis for Precision Intervention in the GI Tract, now Re-Wired for Target Validation
10:15
10:50
Nanotechnology- and biology-based technologies for multigene editing
10:50
11:20
Coffee Break
11:20
11:45
Building scale and keeping flexibility in an organism engineering foundry
11:45
12:20
Structural and mechanistic insights into RNA-guided genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9
12:20
13:00
Lunch
13:00
14:00
Poster Session sponsored by Twist Bioscience

Twist

14:00
16:30
Parallel Session 3: Expanding the Genetic Code

Chair: Halina Novak

14:00
14:35
A semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet
14:35
15:00
Building a Synthetic Biology Company: From Academic Success to Commercial Impact
15:00
15:35
Expanding Biological Function with Genomically Recoded Organisms
15:35
16:00
Harnessing Evolution to Accelerate Genome Engineering
16:00
16:30
Coffee Break
14:00
16:30
Parallel Session 4: CRISPR Applications and Synthetic Biology

Chair: Dietmar Schmucker

14:00
14:35
From Mind to Molecule - Get ideas for advanced DNA designs out of your head and into your hands
14:35
15:00
Optimising CRISPR genome editing using machine learning technologies
Company speaker
15:00
15:35
Precision Gene editing in Non-Human Primates: Approach to Establishing Human Disease Models

Weizhi Ji

The Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research, CN
Academic speaker
15:35
16:00
Optimized, chemically-modified crRNA:tracrRNA complexes for CRISPR gene editing
Company speaker
16:00
16:30
Coffee Break
16:30
18:05
Plenary Session: Targeted Genome Engineering and Design

Chair: Mark Veugelers

16:30
17:05
Programming biological operating systems: genome design, assembly and activation
17:05
17:30
Lessons Learned from Hundreds of Individual Genome Engineering Events

Tom Henley

Associate Director of R&D, Horizon Discovery PLC, UK
Company speaker
17:30
18:05
Genome and Epigenome Editiing for Gene Therapy and Programming Cell Phenotype
18:05
18:15
Closing

Organizing committee

Mark Veugelers

Senior Science Policy Manager, VIB, BE

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 01-01-1970 until 01-01-1970
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Attendees

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