OCT 3, 2018

CRISPR 2018

Our First Annual CRISPR Virtual Event is now available On Demand!

With continued adoption and integration in research labs, CRISPR gene editing has gained importance both as a research tool in drug discovery, screening, and therapeutic development. This inaugural event will bring together thought leaders from academia, trained researcher from clinical laboratories, and industry experts from pharmaceutical to biotech.

This exciting new field is faced with new challenges and limitations. Experts will share case studies and experiences regarding best practices to guide RNA design, effects associated with CRISPR/Cas and address appropriate alternatives that are currently being developed.
 

Topic's for this years event included: 

  • CRISPR-Cas Immunity
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Clinical Applications
  • Functional Genomics/Bioinformatics
     

This complimentary conference offers a fantastic opportunity to benefit from interacting with a global community of like-minded colleagues from the comfort of home. Topics of discussion include the distinctions and abilities of CRISPR-based editing, next-gen editing tools, precision in gene editing and using CRISPR for drug discovery. As our first-ever annual event on CRISPR, we aim to further the conversation of cannabis sciences and analytical research.
 
Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can take part in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global clinical community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Don't forget to participate in our Leaderboard and Scavenger Hunt to win one of our Free Science T-shirts!  
 
Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (PACE) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation, you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.
 
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Speakers
  • Leader, Genome Editing Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • PhD Student in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University
  • Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Genomic Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Head of Science, Synthego
  • Senior Lecturer, Science and Engineering Faculty, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University
  • Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, University of California at Berkeley
  • Professor and Director of Bioinformatics Core, University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Agenda
  • OCT 03, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Carsten Charlesworth, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Samantha Maragh, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Lihua Julie Zhu, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Kevin Holden, PhD
    Sponsored By: Synthego
  • OCT 03, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: David Schaffer, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Dipali Sashital, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Bruce Conklin, MD
  • OCT 03, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Dimitri Perrin, PhD
  • CRISPR-Cas Immunity
  • OCT 03, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Carsten Charlesworth, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Kevin Holden, PhD
    Sponsored By: Synthego
  • OCT 03, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Dipali Sashital, PhD
  • Clinical Applications
  • OCT 03, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: Samantha Maragh, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
    Speaker: Bruce Conklin, MD
  • Functional Genomics/Bioinformatics
  • OCT 03, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
    Speaker: Lihua Julie Zhu, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
    Speaker: Dimitri Perrin, PhD
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • OCT 03, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
    Speaker: David Schaffer, PhD
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  • Samantha Maragh, PhD
    Leader, Genome Editing Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Biography
      Samantha leads NIST's Genome Editing Program including the NIST Genome Editing Consortium, which supports measurements, standards and assay qualification for confidence in genome editing applications with an emphasis on gene and cell therapy. She has 13 years of experience working on projects supporting better measurements and assays for early detection of cancer biomarkers in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network. Her research is focused on measurement assurance and technology development for genome editing, bioassay and biomarker validation, with applications in engineering biology, precision/regenerative medicine, and cancer biology. Samantha also represents the U.S. as a technical expert to the International Standards Organizations Technical Committee on Biotechnology (ISO TC 276). She is currently a U.S. liaison representing the interests and expertise of the U.S. on standards relating to nucleic acids measurements.
    • Carsten Charlesworth, PhD
      PhD Student in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University
      Biography
        Dr. Charlesworth grew up in Australia and moved to the US in 2008. He went to Humboldt State for undergrad where he obtained his bachelors in molecular biology & zoology in 2015. After completing his bachelors he started a CIRM Bridges stem cell internship at Stanford in 2015 in the lab of Dr. Matthew Porteus where he worked on the development of genome editing in Hematopoietic Stem Cells and identified the presence of pre-existing adaptive immune responses to Cas9 in humans. In September of 2017 he started a PhD in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford and is now a graduate student in the Nakauchi lab.
      • Bruce Conklin, MD
        Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Genomic Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
        Biography
          Bruce R. Conklin is an Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and a Professor at UCSF in the departments of Medicine, Ophthalmology and Pharmacology. Conklin is also the Deputy Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute. His research focuses on biomedical applications of CRISPR technology with an emphasis on allele-specific editing of dominant negative disease genes in the retina, motor neurons and cardiac tissue. Conklin uses patient-specific iPSC-derived tissues for pre-clinical genome surgery studies. Conklin began research training with Julius Axelrod, Ph.D., (Nobel Laureate, NIH), did his residency at Johns Hopkins and a postdoctoral fellowship with Henry Bourne (UCSF). In 1995 Conklin joined the Gladstone Institutes and UCSF as faculty. Conklin is the founder of several public stem cell and genomics projects including BayGenomics, GenMAPP and WikiPathways. He pioneered the use of designer G protein coupled receptors (RASSLs) for tissue engineering. He is the Gladstone Scientific Officer for Technology & Innovation. He serves on multiple scientific advisory boards including the Allen Institute for Cell Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tenaya Therapeutics and the Exploratorium. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and is a Fellow in the California Academy of Sciences.
        • Kevin Holden, PhD
          Head of Science, Synthego
          Biography
            Kevin Holden is Head of Science at Synthego in Redwood City, California. He is part of a team responsible for integrating synthetic biology workflows, such as CRISPR genome engineering, into novel automation platforms and oversees academic and industrial collaborations with key opinion leaders in the CRISPR community. He has over 10 years of biotechnology experience that includes collaborative research in synthetic biology and genome engineering. Kevin earned his PhD in Microbiology from University of California, Davis. He is originally from the UK and immigrated to the US in his youth.
          • Dimitri Perrin, PhD
            Senior Lecturer, Science and Engineering Faculty, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Queensland University of Technology
            Biography
              Dr Dimitri Perrin is Lecturer in Data Science at Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining QUT, he worked as a FPR Fellow in the Laboratory for Systems Biology (RIKEN, Japan) and as an IRCSET Marie-Curie Research Fellow with the Centre for Scientific Computing & Complex Systems Modelling (Dublin City University, Ireland) and the Department of Information Networking (Osaka University, Japan). His research interests are in developing new approaches to analyse, understand and optimise biomedical and social systems. His work therefore spans the areas of modelling and simulation, computational biology and bioinformatics, and data analysis. Recent projects include gene editing (CRISPR), high-resolution biomedical imaging (CUBIC), and mobile apps for health research. Dimitri Perrin holds a Master's Degree (Diplôme d'Ingénieur) in Computer Engineering from ISIMA (Aubière, France), a M.Sc. in Computing from Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand, France), and received his Ph.D. in Computing from Dublin City University (Dublin, Ireland).
            • Dipali Sashital, PhD
              Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University
              Biography
                Dipali Sashital is an assistant professor in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology at Iowa State University. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Following postdoctoral studies with Jennifer Doudna at University of California, Berkeley and Jamie Williamson The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Dr. Sashital joined the faculty at Iowa State in January, 2014. The Sashital lab studies the mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas adaptive immunity using a combination of genetic, biochemical, biophysical and structural tools.
              • David Schaffer, PhD
                Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, University of California at Berkeley
                Biography
                  David Schaffer is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as the Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998. He then conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies before becoming a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. At Berkeley, Dr. Schaffer applies engineering principles to enhance stem cell and gene therapy approaches for neuroregeneration, work that includes novel approaches for molecular engineering and evolution of new viral vectors as well as new technologies to investigate and control stem cell fate decisions. Dr. Schaffer has received an NSF CAREER Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, Whitaker Foundation Young Investigator Award, and was named a Technology Review Top 100 Innovator. He was also awarded the American Chemical Society Marvin Johnson Award in 2016, the American Chemical Society BIOT Division Young Investigator Award in 2006, the Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Shaffer Young Investigator Award in 2000, and was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2010.
                • Lihua Julie Zhu, PhD
                  Professor and Director of Bioinformatics Core, University of Massachusetts Medical School
                  Biography
                    Lihua Julie Zhu obtained her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, and her M.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University in Chicago in 2001. She joined the Bioinformatics Core of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC) of Northwestern University in 2001, where she was the Director of Bioinformatics Consulting Core from 2003 to 2005 and the Director of Clinical Informatics Group from 2005 to 2007. She joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) as the head of Bioinformatics core of Program in Gene Function and Expression (PGFE) in 2007. Dr. Zhu is currently a professor and the head of Bioinformatics Core in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology (MCCB) of UMMS.
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