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CRISPR 2019

LabRoots invites you to the 2nd Annual CRISPR Virtual Event! This follow up event to a very popular first-year event will continue the conversation of the abilities of CRISPR-based editing, next-gen editing tools, precision in gene editing and using CRISPR for drug discovery.


The tracks for this years event include:

  • CRISPR Biology
    • Discovery and Classification of CRISPR systems/anti-CRISPRs
  • CRISPR in Gene Editing Applications
    • Gene Therapy
    • Animal Model Development for Medical Research
    • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Ethics and Regulation of Gene Editing
    • Intellectual Property Disputes
    • Regulatory Framework
    • Ethical concerns


Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the CRISPR community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Like the 2018 inagural conference, this event will be produced on our robust virtual platform, allowing you to watch, learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop or mobile devices. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots most popular shirts.



 

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2019 CRISPR Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here
 
Continuing Education
LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 14 credits..

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Speakers
  • Marketing Segment Manager, Millipore Sigma
  • Head associate of the Genetic Engineering and Model validation Department Group Leader Genetic Engineering, Institut Clinique de la Souris
  • Geneticist Group leader at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), Australian National University
  • Product Manager, Gene Editing Reagents - Horizon Discovery
  • Academic Associate / Lawyer, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan
  • Assistant Professor and CPRIT Scholar, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • Principal Scientist and Deputy Director, East Africa Hub Country Representative, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Agenda
  • OCT 03, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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    Generating rodent model by CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
  • OCT 03, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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    Application of CRISPR-Cas9 in plants
    Speaker: Xing-Liang Ma, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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    Structures of CRISPR-Cas surveillance complexes
  • OCT 03, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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    Healing the World with CRISPR
    Speaker: Caroline Beckett
    Sponsored By: MilliporeSigma
  • OCT 03, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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    Gene Editing Success: Considerations for maximizing your CRISPR gene editing accuracy and efficiency
    Speaker: Ryan Donnelly
    Sponsored By: Horizon Discovery
  • OCT 03, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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    Application of Genome Editing for Improving Banana with Disease Resistance
    Speaker: Leena Tripathi, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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    Re-examining the ethical & regulatory dimensions of gene editing in the wake of the "CRISPR babies" scandal
  • OCT 03, 2019 03:00 PM PDT
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    'Any Idiot can do it'. How easy a knockout or knockin mouse could be generated using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology?
    Speaker: Gaetan Burgio, Msc, MBBS, MD, PhD
  • CRISPR in Gene Editing Applications
  • OCT 03, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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    Generating rodent model by CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
  • OCT 03, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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    Application of CRISPR-Cas9 in plants
    Speaker: Xing-Liang Ma, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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    Healing the World with CRISPR
    Speaker: Caroline Beckett
    Sponsored By: MilliporeSigma
  • OCT 03, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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    Gene Editing Success: Considerations for maximizing your CRISPR gene editing accuracy and efficiency
    Speaker: Ryan Donnelly
    Sponsored By: Horizon Discovery
  • OCT 03, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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    Application of Genome Editing for Improving Banana with Disease Resistance
    Speaker: Leena Tripathi, PhD
  • OCT 03, 2019 03:00 PM PDT
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    'Any Idiot can do it'. How easy a knockout or knockin mouse could be generated using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology?
    Speaker: Gaetan Burgio, Msc, MBBS, MD, PhD
  • CRISPR Biology
  • OCT 03, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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    Structures of CRISPR-Cas surveillance complexes
  • Ethics and Regulation of Gene Editing
  • OCT 03, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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    Re-examining the ethical & regulatory dimensions of gene editing in the wake of the "CRISPR babies" scandal
Speakers

  • Caroline Beckett
    Marketing Segment Manager, Millipore Sigma
    Biography
      Caroline is the MilliporeSigma market segment manager for genome editing and CRISPR tools and reagents. Her career has led from a BS in Biology at the University of Kansas through research interrogating bacterial and eukaryotic genomes at Washington University, St. Louis University and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Caroline came to MilliporeSigma eight years ago to serve as technical lead for custom cell line engineering projects. Her years at the genome editing bench afford her first-hand experience performing precise genome editing to create gene knockouts, gene expression tags and SNPs using ZFNs and CRISPRs. Caroline now leads CRISPR product development and coordinates the MilliporeSigma CRISPR technical teams to support customers worldwide
    • Marie-Christine Birling, PhD
      Head associate of the Genetic Engineering and Model validation Department Group Leader Genetic Engineering, Institut Clinique de la Souris
      Biography
        Dr. Marie-Christine Birling received her PhD in Molecular Biology Neurosciences from the University Strasbourg in 1994. She continued her research at the SmithKline Beecham, near London as a postdoctoral fellow trying to better understand the development of glial cells. She then pursued her research in finding new oligodendrocytes specific genes through a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. She was recruited permanently at the Institut Clinique de la Souris in 2003. Since then she leads the genetic engineering team. In 2008 she was appointed Head associated for the Genetic Engineering and Model Validation Department. She advises scientists on the best approach for generating relevant animal models (mouse and rat). She has initiated more than 1500 à la carte models with some of them leaded to high impact scientific paper. Since 2013, she has implemented the CRISPR/Cas9 technology and now, most of the models are generated through this approach (Knock-Out, conditional Knock-Out, small Knock-In). Marie-Christine is also in charge of internal R&D projects. With her team, she has developed a new CRISPR approach (called CRISMERE) for the generation of structural genomic variants (here Down syndrome models, Birling et al., 2017). She regularly gives courses to Master's students and is invited to give talks
      • Gaetan Burgio, Msc, MBBS, MD, PhD
        Geneticist Group leader at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), Australian National University
        Biography
          Dr Gaetan Burgio, is a geneticist Group leader at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at the ANU. Gaetan was born in France and completed his education at Paris. He graduated in 2002 with a Medical Doctor Degree and completed his PhD in 2008 from Pasteur Institute at Paris. He migrated to Australia to join Professor Simon Foote as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tasmania from 2008 to 2012 and Macquarie University at Sydney from 2012 to 2015 to work on a large-scale mutagenesis in mice to uncover the role of genes that are protective against malaria infection. In 2015 he was appointed as a group leader at JCSMR to establish his research program on the development CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology and bacteria pathogenesis. His current research aims to explore the diversity of the CRISPR systems and to develop the technology for precision medicine or gene therapy purposes. He also leads a mouse transgenesis facility, which generated CRISPR edited mice for precision medicine.
        • Ryan Donnelly
          Product Manager, Gene Editing Reagents - Horizon Discovery
          Biography
            Ryan Donnelly received his Master's in Molecular Biotechnology, from George Washington University. He has experience throughout the product marketing life cycle; from uncovering unmet user needs, through product development, and ultimately launch and promotional activities. Ryan has 10 years' experience in life sciences marketing with a heavy focus in molecular biology and related fields. At Horizon Discovery his focus is on the supporting the Edit-R™ gene editing product lines for researchers in the life science community.
          • Erika Kleiderman, B.Sc. , LL.B.
            Academic Associate / Lawyer, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University
            Biography
              Erika Kleiderman is a lawyer and an Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) at McGill University. She holds a civil law degree (LL.B.) from the Université de Montréal, as well as a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2014. Currently, her research deals with the ethical, legal, and social implications surrounding access to data and genetic information, biobanking, and the regulation of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and new reproductive technologies. Erika is engaged in the stem cell and regenerative medicine community through her involvement with the Stem Cell Network's Trainee Communications and Training & Education Committees, as well as through her coordination role in the pan-Canadian initiative aimed at assessing the adequacy of existing regulatory frameworks and considerations for reframing the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, in light of evolving reproductive technologies. She is also the Coordinator of the Canadian International Data Sharing Initiative (Can-SHARE) and the Access Officer of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), for which she has been actively involved in the development of controlled data and biosample access documentation and operating procedures. Erika is also interested in the potential applications of gene editing for performance enhancement (gene doping), as well as the implications of gene therapy and enhancement in minors within a sporting context. She is also a member of the McGill University Health Centre Research Ethics Board.
            • Xing-Liang Ma, PhD
              Post Doctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan
              Biography
                Xingliang received his PhD in molecular biology from South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, China. As part of his doctoral research, he constructed a set of CRISPR based gene-editing vectors for plants, and invented a degenerate sequence decoding (DSD) method for genotyping gene-edited mutants in rice and other crops. Xingliang is currently working in Tim Sharbel's Seed and Developmental Biology group in the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan. His research involves studying the mechanism of apomixis with the Boechera genus, through gene-editing approach.
              • David Taylor, PhD
                Assistant Professor and CPRIT Scholar, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin
                Biography
                  David Taylor started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. There, he is the Director of the Sauer Structural Biology Laboratory and a member the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology and the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at Dell Medical School. His laboratory is focused on structural and mechanistic studies of CRISPR-Cas surveillance complexes and methods development for cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). David received his B.S. in Biochemistry summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 2008. He completed his Ph.D. with distinction in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University in 2013. In 2014, he joined the laboratories of Jennifer A. Doudna and Eva Nogales at the University of California, Berkeley as a Post-doctoral Fellow, where he studied the structures of CRISPR complexes using cryo-electron microscopy. He has won numerous awards during his short career. He's been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, an NSF Pre-doctoral Fellow, an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellow, a Damon Runyon Fellow, a CPRIT Scholar, and an Army Young Investigator. He's received the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Mary Ellen Jones Dissertation Prize from the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. He also received the 2015 Outstanding Post-doctoral Fellow Award from the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
                • Leena Tripathi, PhD
                  Principal Scientist and Deputy Director, East Africa Hub Country Representative, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
                  Biography
                    Leena Tripathi is Plant Biotechnologist with over 20 years' experience in genetic improvement of important staple food crops for control of diseases and pests. After obtaining Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology and M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, began career as a Research Scientist at University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1999. Since then she has worked for over 19 years, at IITA. Currently, she is Principal Scientist and Deputy Regional Director of East Africa Hub of and Country Representative of IITA-Kenya. She is leading the transgenic and genome editing research at IITA. Her focus is on "Science to Practice" and linking scientific innovations to practical applications to solve food production in Africa. Her team has successfully established a robust genetic transformation platform at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to develop improved varieties and to transfer these technologies to national agricultural research systems in sub-Saharan Africa. She pioneered the first ever application of CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing technology to deactivate the endogenous banana streak virus, integrated in the host plantain, overcoming a major challenge in banana breeding and global dissemination of plantain hybrids. In addition, her team has developed several technologies, which are under product development. She has pioneered a new approach, which uses genetic engineering to produce banana varieties resistant to banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease, which is threatening banana production and the livelihoods of smallholder growers in East and Central Africa. Her team has also established proof of concept demonstrating field-based resistance to pathogenic nematode in transgenic plantain. Her lab is also developing virus resistant banana and cassava using RNAi technology. All her research is in collaboration with advanced laboratories, national and regional partners. She has trained more than 30 postgraduate students and 300 short-term trainees including researchers and regulators in the field of plant transformation, molecular biology, molecular diagnostics and biosafety. The outcomes of research in her lab have been published in more than 80 articles and have been featured in more than 180 national and international news articles and documentary films.
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                    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 & ...

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                    Dr. Manush Saydmohammed is currently Research Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this, he worked as Research Associate at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD and as Japan Society for Promotional Sciences Post Doctoral Fellow at ...

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