Genome Engineering Workshop

Each year, the Zhang lab hosts a two-day workshop aimed at sharing knowledge about CRISPR-mediated tools and other aspects of genome engineering, from basic biology to technology development. The workshop is geared toward scientists at all levels of training who have an interest in learning more about implementing genome engineering approaches in their own work and in keeping up with the latest developments in this field.


CRISPR in vivo

May 19 & 20, 2019

Broad Institute

cambridge ma


CRISPR in vivo

The 2019 workshop will take a closer look at applications of genome engineering for human therapeutics, including talks about improving the specificity and efficiency of gene editing, delivery of molecular therapeutics, gene therapy and immunity, and exploring natural diversity to find new potential tools. The workshop will begin Sunday, May 19th at 1:00 and conclude Monday, May 20th at 5:00. Download the preliminary program.

Keynote speakers: Katrine Bosley, CEO of Editas Medicine and Keith Joung, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard

Confirmed speakers:

James Dahlman, Georgia Tech

Jonathan Gootenberg, Zhang Lab @ Broad Institute

Bin Gu, Rossant Lab @ SickKids Research Institute

Sukanya Iyer, Wolfe Lab @ UMass

Eugene Koonin, NCBI

Luke Koblan & Jon Levy, Liu Lab @ Broad Institute

Shirley Liu, Harvard

Gail Mandel, OHSU

Jorge Mansilla-Soto, Sadelain Lab @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

David Paez-Espino, Joint Genome Institute

Arlene Sharpe, Harvard

Jonathan Strecker, Zhang Lab @ Broad Institute

Jonathan Wilde, Feng Lab @ McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

Eric Zinn, Vandenberghe Lab @ Harvard


Get advice

Get one-on-one advice about your experiments from experienced CRISPR users during our breakout sessions


share your work

Present your work during the Sunday poster session and get feedback on your work and ideas for future directions


Learn the basics

The workshop will kick off on Sunday afternoon with presentations from members of the Zhang lab and other experts about working with CRISPR-based tools in the lab


Hear about new advances

Monday will feature talks from leaders in the field focused on outstanding challenges in genome engineering

Can I present my work?

You are encouraged to share your work with your fellow workshop attendees. For this purpose we will have a poster session on Sunday, May 19th. Abstracts can be submitted via the registration link or email your abstract to by April 29th.

Do I need to pay for anything?

Registration for the full workshop is $25 for academic attendees and $100 for industry attendees. This money helps cover the cost of meals served during the workshop. The rest of the event is made possible by the generosity of the Broad Institute and our sponsors.

Where can I stay?

We do not offer lodging, so you will need to make our own arrangements. There are several nearby hotels - two Marriotts and the Kendall Hotel. The Broad is right off the Red Line subway at the Kendall/MIT stop, so anyplace that is near the Red Line will also be convenient for getting to the meeting.


Thank you to our Sponsors for helping support this workshop

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