Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (GESB) 2016

A VIB Tools and Technologies Conference 28-29 January // Ghent, Belgium 

Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

In January 2016, VIB, Belgium is proud to present the second edition of Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (GESB). This unique, world-class conference will take place in the International Convention Center in Gent, Belgium. The conference will cover the latest advances in the CRISPR-toolbox and Synthetic Biology breakthroughs from some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the world.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 10 Dec 2015

Stay up to date on the latest scientific achievements and exciting technologies in this rapidly moving field: REGISTER today and make use of the EARLY BIRD prices!

VIB TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES MEETINGS

The VIB T&T meetings provides a forum for top academic speakers and scientists from established and emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions.

32 INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SPEAKERS

Collectively, the speakers at GESB have published ˃350 Nature, Cell and Science papers.

18 academic speakers, including:

-        Rudolf Jaenisch, MIT, US

-        Jonathan Weissman, UCSF, US

-        Jin-Soo Kim, Seoul National University, KR

-        Daniel Gibson, J. Craig Venter Institute, US

14 Industry speakers, including:

-        Tom Henley (Associate Director of R&D), Horizon Discovery, UK

-        Dan Voytas (CSO), Calyxt, US

-        Emily Leproust (CEO), Twist Bioscience, US

-        Court Turner (CEO), Synthorx Inc, US

PROGRAM SESSIONS

·       CRISPR and Synthetic Biology Tools

·       Gene and Genome assembly

·       CRISPR for re-engineering cellular systems

·       Future CRISPR applications

·       Expanding the Genetic Code 

MEET THE EXPERT

VIB offers all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Chris Voigt (MIT), one of our top speakers. During an informal round table discussion, PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Young scientists are encouraged to present their own research to the international research community during one of our poster sessions sponsored by Twist Bisocience. The deadline for the poster abstract submission is December 1st, 2015.You can upload your abstract on the conference website.