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Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)

23-24 September 2021, Ghent, Belgium
Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology is back for its 4th edition!
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Poster session - Ghent
Graslei Ghent
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Networking
Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)

A VIB Tools & Technologies conference

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The Genome Engineering field has been revolutionized by CRISPR technologies, resulting in rapid, affordable and multiplex editing of genomes. Moreover, the number of CRISPR applications is continuously increasing. Next to this, progress in the Synthetic Biology field has been accelerated by recent developments in DNA synthesis and assembly technologies, and the expansion of the genetic code.

During this two day conference, the latest developments in the fields of Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology will be presented by over 30 speakers from academia and industry. The world-renowned academics will showcase their latest research breaktroughs, while the technology developers in industry present their disruptive new technology platforms which drive the field forward.

After three successful editions (organized in Sept 2013, January 2016 and January 2018) featuring each time ~300 attendees, we hope to further increase the impact of our meeting in this field.

Travel Grants
We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending GESB20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 24 June 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of June. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant.

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Confirmed speakers

Edward Lemke
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Edward Lemke

Edward Lemke

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), DE, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), DE & EMBL, DE

Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 23 September, 2021

08:30
09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00
09:05
Welcome word
09:05
12:25
Plenary session 1: Tissue engineering
10:05
10:40
Understand, simplify, study, and test the regulatory mechanisms controlling stem cell fate and identity
10:40
11:10
Coffee break
11:10
11:35

Presenter to be announced

Company speaker
11:35
12:10
12:10
12:25

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
12:30
13:30
Lunch
13:30
16:15
Parallel session 1: Direct evolution of pathways
13:30
14:05
The C4 Rice Challenge
14:30
15:05

Presenter to be announced

Academic speaker
15:30
15:45

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
15:45
16:15
Coffee break
13:30
16:15
Parallel session 2: Protein design
14:05
14:30

Presenter to be announced

Company speaker
14:30
15:05
15:05
15:30

Presenter to be announced

Company speaker
15:30
16:05
Designer membraneless organelles enable orthogonal translation in eukaryotes with two genetic codes

Edward Lemke

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), DE, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), DE & EMBL, DE
Academic speaker
16:05
16:15
Coffee break
16:15
17:25
Plenary session 2: Bionanomaterials
16:15
16:50
Synthetic Biology and Next Generation Industrial Biotechnology for PHA Production
17:25
18:00
Poster pitches
18:00
19:15
Poster session 1 and reception
19:15
20:00
Social activity
20:00
22:00
Conference dinner at Volta

Day 2 - Friday, 24 September, 2021

08:30
09:00
Morning coffee
09:00
12:30
Plenary session 3: CRISPR
09:35
10:00
10:00
10:35
Investigating the enzymatic and cellular mechanisms of base editing
10:35
11:05
Coffee break
11:05
11:30

Dan Voytas

University of Minnesota, US & Co-Founder & CSO, Calyxt, US
Company speaker
11:30
12:05
Humanized RNA-targeting Technologies
14:00
16:25
Parallel session 3: Single Cell
14:00
14:25
Next generation CRISPR screens with a transcriptomic read-out
14:50
15:25
Pinpointing the genetic determinants of beer aroma
Academic speaker
15:50
16:25
Academic speaker
16:25
16:50
Coffee break
14:00
16:25
Parallel session 4: Synthesis
14:00
14:25
15:25
15:50
Enabling synthetic biology with precise enzymatic DNA synthesis
15:50
16:25

Presenter to be announced

Academic speaker
16:25
16:50
Coffee break
16:50
18:00
Plenary session 4: Truly genome engineering
16:50
17:25
Academic speaker
17:25
18:00
Opening a new avenue for plant breeding: CRISPR/Cas mediated chromosome engineering

Holger Puchta

Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE
Academic speaker
18:00
18:10
Closing words

Organizing committee

Travel Grant

Submission closing date

Abstracts

Submit your abstract for this event

You can submit an abstract for a poster and/or oral presentation. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract.

Register before the early bird deadline if you would like your abstract to be recorded in the program book.

Abstract submission closing date:   Thursday, 08 July, 2021
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The full list of abstracts will be available on 13-09-2021 until 08-10-2021
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 13-09-2021 until 08-10-2021
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

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