Genome Engineering: Cutting-Edge Research and Applications

Conference Summary

Genome engineering is a rapidly growing discipline that seeks to develop new technologies for the precise manipulation of genes and genomes in cellula and in vivo. In addition to its utility for advancing our understanding of basic biology, genome engineering has numerous real-world applications, ranging from correction of disease-causing mutations in humans to engineering plants that better provide fuel, food and industrial raw materials.  The first clinical trials and patient treatments using genome engineering approaches are now a reality. The scope of this meeting is expansive, encompassing multiple approaches for modifying genomes – from transgenesis and gene targeting to the creation of synthetic genomes.  The experimental models featured include bacteria, fungi, model organisms (e.g.—Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish, mice, rats), plants, humans, and animals including livestock. We anticipate that this diversity of approaches and experimental systems will create a stimulating meeting environment that will enable new insights and advance the field.

The 2016 meeting is the fourth on this topic and we have selected speakers and designed a program to highlight the major advances since the last meeting. Additional oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. There will also be the opportunity for poster presentations at a dynamic and interactive poster session.  Social and recreational activities will provide all registrants, including students and postdoctoral fellows, with opportunities to exchange ideas and develop new collaborations. It is anticipated that there will be funds available to support attendance of early career researchers. 

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Important Deadlines:   Early Bird Extended to April 21, 2016!
       Last Day to Register: May 6, 2016


  • Scientific leaders presentations of recent advances in the rapidly developing field of genome engineering.
  • Vibrant interactions between established and young investigators at meet-the-expert sessions, poster sessions, meals, and social activities.
  • Late-breaking results from selected oral abstracts and poster presentations.

Keynote Speakers

More information coming soon.

Conference Organizers

Thierry VandenDriessche
Free University of Brussels

Charles Gersbach
Duke University

Jens Boch
Leibniz University Hannover

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager
Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org   Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: June 5-10, 2016
Location: Lisbon Marriott Hotel 
                 Avenida dos Combatentes
                 Lisboa (Lisbon) 1600-042 Portugal

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The closest airport is the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), which is 4.3 miles or 6.9 kilometers from the Lisbon Marriott Hotel. Please visit the LIS site for more information.

Taxis and rental cars are available. Please use the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

Official Conference Lodging

Lisbon Marriott Hotel 
Avenida dos Combatentes
Lisboa (Lisbon) 1600-042 Portugal

The Lisbon Marriott Hotel is located in the new financial district. Guestrooms include 1 king or 2 twin beds, an in-room safe, LCD screen TV, voicemail, and air-conditioning. The hotel facilities include a fitness center and pool.

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.)

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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