Sponsored by

Agilent Technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific

August 24, 2015
245 Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

In this third annual event, leading experts in genomics and molecular
biology will explore how an integrated view of genome-editing technologies promises to transform basic research as well as
biomedical engineering.

Registration for this event is now closed.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited
and registration is required. The event will not be webcast or
recorded, but we will stream the speakers' audio and presentation
slides to overflow rooms in 125 Li Ka Shing Center and 105
Stanley Hall. These overflow rooms are first come first served –
no reservation required.

Dirk Hockemeyer, MCB, UC Berkeley
Jennifer Doudna, MCB, UC Berkeley, HHMI


8:30-9:00  Welcome/Introductions
Session 1  Molecular Mechanisms
9:00-9:30  Jennifer Doudna, Session Chair, Professor, UC Berkeley, HHMI
9:30-9:50  Eric A. Hendrickson, Professor, University of Minnesota

  Shengdar Tsai, Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
10:10-10:30  Pedro Mateos-Gomez, Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University Medical Center
10:30-11:00   Break (refreshments & posters in the lobby)
Session 2  The CAS9 Revolution

  Emmanuelle Charpentier, Session Chair, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Umeå University
11:30-11:50   Luciano A. Marraffini, Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University
  Raj Chari, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
12:10-1:45   Lunch Break (posters in the lobby and lunch outside for registered attendees)
1:45-2:00   Afternoon Introduction
Session 3  Genome Editing in Stem Cells
  Rudolf Jaenisch, Session Chair, Professor, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT
2:30-2:50   Danwei Huangfu, Assistant Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  Kunitoshi Chiba, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
3:10-3:30   Brock Roberts, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
3:30-4:00   Break (refreshments & posters in the lobby)
Session 4  CRISPR/CAS9 Explorations
  Eric Lander, Session Chair, Director, Broad Institute
4:30-4:50   Max Horlbeck, Graduate Student, UCSF, HHMI
  Ophir Shalem, Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute, UC Berkeley
5:10-5:30   Michael C. Holmes, Vice President, Research, Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
5:30-5:45   Closing Remarks

Directions and parking: How to get to Li Ka Shing.

Contact: Jan Ambrosini, 510-666-3309,