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Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (3rd edition)

25-26 January 2018, Bruges, Belgium
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Old St. John venue - Bruges
Old St. John venue - Bruges
Dijver river - Bruges
Dijver river - Bruges
Old St. John Conference room - Bruges
Old St. John Conference room - Bruges
City Hall - Bruges
City Hall - Bruges
VIB Conferences is proud to partner with Nature Reviews Microbiology for the upcoming conference Emerging Applications of Microbes. They will be awarding the best two posters during with a poster prize during the meeting. 
VIB Conferences is proud to partner with Nature Reviews Microbiology for the upcoming conference Emerging Applications of Microbes. They will be awarding the best two posters during with a poster prize during the meeting. 
Canals - Bruges (photo credit: Dimitris Kamaras)
Canals - Bruges (photo credit: Dimitris Kamaras)
Poster session - Leuven
Poster session - Leuven
Markt - Bruges
Markt - Bruges
Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (3rd edition)

A VIB Tools & Technologies conferences

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 years has been breathtaking.

The 1st and 2nd Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology: Tools and Technologies meeting (GESB) in September 2013 and January 2016 were a roaring success and we are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of GESB in picturesque Bruges in January, 2018.

The conference will look at emerging tools & approaches in the field of:

  • CRISPR and Synthetic Biology Tools
  • Gene and Genome assembly
  • Targeted Genome Engineering and Design
  • Genetic Circuits and Regulation
  • CRISPR Screens

The symposium will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the world with novel technologies in several sessions. In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, reception and the conference dinner!

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

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Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 25 January, 2018

08:45
09:15
Registration & coffee
09:15
09:20
Welcome
Plenary: The Genome Engineering Revolution

Chair: Silvie Van den Hoecke

09:20
09:55
Improving the Safety and Versatility of CRISPR Genome Editing
09:55
10:20
Developing tools and technologies for precision genome editing
Company speaker
10:20
10:50
Coffee Break
Parallel 1: The Genome Engineering Revolution
Chair: Silvie Van den Hoecke

Chair: Silvie Van den Hoecke

10:50
11:25
Editing, Regulating and Imaging Genome with CRISPR Technology
11:25
11:50
Mitigating risk of off-target effects when using CRISPR genome editing
Company speaker
11:50
12:25
Precise editing at DNA replication forks enables multiplex genome engineering in Eukaryotes
Parallel 2: Next-Generation in Synthetic Biology

Chair: Nico Callewaert

10:50
11:15
Balancing complexity and scale in the Foundry at Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
11:15
11:50
What DNA origami can help us learn about biology
11:50
12:15
You Design It, We Build It
12:15
12:30
The London DNA Foundry: Using DOE and robotics to enable automated organism engineering

David McClymont

The London DNA Foundry, UK
Selected from abstracts
12:30
13:15
Lunch
13:15
14:00
Poster session
Parallel 3: Tools for CRISPR Control

Chair: Sven Eyckerman

14:00
14:25
Tools for target validation with CRISPR/Cas9
14:25
15:00
Inhibition CRISPR-Cas9 with Bacteriophage Proteins
15:00
15:05
New strategies & insights into CRISPR driven genome editing
Sponsored talk
15:05
15:30
Event Driven Gene Programming in Adoptive T-cell Therapy
Company speaker
15:30
16:05
Phages fight back: the functioning and prevalence of anti-CRISPRs
Parallel 4: Engineering and Directed Evolution

Chair: Nico Callewaert

14:00
14:25
Promoter Tuning: Context is Crucial
14:25
15:00
Designing and Evolving Novel Chemistry

Sven Panke

ETH Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, CH
Academic speaker
15:00
15:05
The Echo Acoustic Platform for Synthetic Biology. A Sound Idea!

Anna Lehto

Field Applications Scientist Europe, Labcyte, FI
Sponsored talk
15:05
15:30
Putting the whole genome to work: microbial and protein evolution with novel compound genes created from native protein-coding sequences
Company speaker
15:30
16:05
Engineering new functions with consideration of the host cell
Academic speaker
16:05
16:35
Coffee break
Plenary: Advanced CRISPR screens

Chair: Thomas Jacobs

16:35
17:10
Genome-scale genetic screens for cataloging fitness genes in human cells
17:10
17:35
Optimizing Genetic Profiling and Functional Screening for Genome-Wide Analysis
17:35
18:10
Development of new CRISPR/Cas9-based tools to study drug interactions through knockout and directed evolution
Academic speaker
18:10
19:10
Reception
20:00
22:30
Conference dinner

Day 2 - Friday, 26 January, 2018

08:45
09:20
Coffee
Plenary: The Synthetic biology Revolution

Chair: Nico Callewaert

09:15
09:55
The Genetic Code in the Age of Synthetic Biology
09:55
10:20
Evonetix: a novel approach to DNA synthesis
10:20
10:50
Coffee break
10:50
11:25
Synthetic Genetics: beyond DNA and RNA
11:25
11:50
Evolution of the BioXp™ – Synthetic Biology Workflows Compressing Design Build Test
11:50
12:25
Programmable On-Chip DNA Compartments as ‘Artificial Cells’
12:25
13:10
Lunch
13:10
14:00
Poster session
Parallel 5: Targeted Genome Engineering and Design

Chair: Sven Eyckerman

14:00
14:35
Development of platform technologies which facilitate the construction of microbial cell factories
14:35
15:00
Enabling CRISPR applications from functional genomics to therapeutics with synthetic sgRNA
Company speaker
15:00
15:05
Building DNA libraries for exploring combinatorial design space
Sponsored talk
15:05
15:40
DNA-free genome editing with functional variants of CRISPR genome editing enzymes

Sunghwa Choe

School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, KR
Academic speaker
15:40
16:05
Applying high-throughput genome engineering to optimize a variety of microbes for industrial fermentation
Parallel 6: Next Generation CRISPR application and design
14:00
14:35
Translational CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells
14:35
15:00
TLA Technology for targeted complete sequencing & haplotyping of (CRISPR) gene editing events; expected and unexpected findings
15:00
15:35
Enhancing the CRISPR-Cas genome editing toolbox though structure-guided engineering
Academic speaker
15:35
15:40
CRISPR/Cas9 knockins – Get better specificity with single-stranded DNA

Cornelia Hampe

Product Manager-Scientific Support Specialist, Takara Bio Europe SAS, FR
Sponsored talk
15:40
15:55
Selected talk: SWITCH: Connecting CRISPR tools for genome engineering and metabolic flux control to develop Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell factories.

Katherina García Vanegas

Technical University of Denmark, DK
Academic speaker
15:55
16:30
Coffee break
Plenary: Therapeutic power of genome engineering

Chair: Silvie Van den Hoecke

16:30
17:05
Determining Regulatory Mechanisms of Human Disease
17:05
17:40
Engineering Next-Generation T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy
17:40
18:15
Therapeutic Strategies Via CRISPR-Cas: New Approaches and New Challenges
18:15
18:25
Closing remarks

Organizing committee

Sven Eyckerman

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology

Massimo Santoro

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology

Thomas Jacobs

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 15-01-2018 until 02-02-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 15-01-2018 until 02-02-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.