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Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (Virtual 4th edition)

22-24 September 2021, Virtual edition
Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology goes Virtual!
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Kouter Ghent
Kouter Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Graslei Ghent
Graslei Ghent
Sponsor booths
Sponsor booths
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Muziekcentrum De Bijloke - Ghent (copyright Sarah Geypens)
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Speaker Presenting Tools & Tech
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Networking

Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (Virtual 4th edition)

Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (Virtual 4th edition)

A VIB Tools & Technologies conference

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As it seems rather unlikely to hold live international conferences next year, the organizing committee has decided to switch the format of ‘Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)’.

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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 breakthroughs, 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.

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Tissue engineering
  • Bionanomaterials
  • Direct evolution of pathways
  • Protein design
  • CRISPR (applications)
  • Single Cell (meets CRISPR)
  • DNA Synthesis
  • Truly genome engineering

At this virtual edition we will aim that speakers, attendees and exhibitors can interact remotely through a virtual environment, as one of the main goals of the VIB Conference Series is to provide the possibility for networking and collaboration.

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The time zone of the program is CET (Central European Time).

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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 - Wednesday, 22 September, 2021

14:00
14:50
Virtual Coffee
14:50
15:00
Welcome word
15:00
17:40
Plenary session 1: Tissue engineering
15:00
15:30
Understand, simplify, study, and test the regulatory mechanisms controlling stem cell fate and identity
Academic speaker
15:50
16:20
Academic speaker
16:50
17:30
Poster Pitches
17:30
18:00
Meet the speaker sessions "Tissue engineering"
18:00
19:30
Virtual Poster Session 1

Day 2 - Thursday, 23 September, 2021

11:30
12:10
Virtual Coffee
12:10
13:40
Plenary session 2: Bionanomaterials
12:10
12:40
Synthetic Biology and Next Generation Industrial Biotechnology for PHA Production
12:40
13:10
Academic speaker
13:40
14:10
Meet the speaker sessions "Bionanomaterials"
13:40
14:10
Virtual networking
14:10
15:50
Parallel session 1: Direct evolution of pathways
14:10
14:40
The C4 Rice Challenge
14:10
15:40
Parallel session 2: Protein design
14:40
15:10
15:10
15:40
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
15:50
16:20
Meet the speaker sessions "Direct evolution of pathways"
15:50
16:20
Meet the speaker sessions "Protein design"
15:50
16:20
Virtual networking
16:20
18:50
Plenary session 3: CRISPR (applications)
16:40
17:00
17:00
17:30
Humanized RNA-targeting Technologies
17:30
17:50
Plant gene editing at scale

Dan Voytas

University of Minnesota, US & Co-Founder & CSO, Calyxt, US
Company speaker
17:50
18:20
Investigating the enzymatic and cellular mechanisms of base editing
18:50
19:20
Meet the speaker sessions "CRISPR (applications)"
18:50
20:30
Virtual networking

Day 3 - Friday, 24 September, 2021

12:00
13:00
Virtual networking
13:00
15:00
Parallel session 3: Single Cell (meets CRISPR)
13:00
13:20
Next generation CRISPR screens with a transcriptomic read-out
13:40
14:10

Presenter to be announced

Academic speaker
14:30
15:00
Multimodal techniques for high content and high throughput cellular phenotyping
Academic speaker
13:00
15:00
Parallel session 4: DNA Synthesis
13:00
13:20
Enabling synthetic biology with precise enzymatic DNA synthesis
14:10
14:30
14:30
15:00
Academic speaker
15:00
15:30
Meet the speaker sessions "Single Cell (meets CRISPR)"
15:00
15:30
Meet the speaker sessions "DNA Synthesis"
Virtual Poster Session 2
16:30
17:40
Plenary session 4: Truly genome engineering
16:30
17:00

Presenter to be announced

Academic speaker
17:00
17:30
Opening a new avenue for plant breeding: CRISPR/Cas mediated chromosome engineering

Holger Puchta

Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE
Academic speaker
17:30
17:40
Closing words
17:40
18:10
Meet the speaker sessions "Truly genome engineering"
17:40
19:00
Virtual networking

Organizing committee

Travel Grant

Submission closing date

Abstracts

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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:   Monday, 19 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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PhD student ticket - virtual
PhD student
€100.00 excl. VAT
 
Academic ticket - virtual
Academic
€125.00 excl. VAT
 
Industry ticket - virtual
Industry
€175.00 excl. VAT