Festival of Genomics, California
Fiesta Hall
San Mateo County Event Center
San Mateo, California
A Celebration of Genomics in California…
5 Stages, 90+ Speakers, 11+ Workshops, 800+ Attendees, 50+ Exhibitors and our signature ‘Genome Dome’. All from just $150 for 2 packed days

The Festival of Genomics brings together scientists, clinicians, business leaders and consumers who share a clear mission: to deliver the benefits of genomics to patients faster.

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
08:45:00 Understanding the Human Microbiome and Implications for Health and Disease Karen E. Nelson
09:10:00 Human Genomic Diversity and Its Implications for Health and Reconstructing Human History Carlos Bustamante
09:35:00 Discovery In Millions Of Genomes Deniz Kural
10:00:00 Morning Refreshments and Networking
10:55:00 Genome Editing Stream
11:00:00 Rewriting the genome: The current Landscape | Chair’s Opening Remarks
11:05:00 Transforming and Translating Modern Drug Discovery – Use of CRISPR/Cas9 for Target Validation, Hit & Lead Finding and Translational Studies in Pharma & Biotech Lorenz M. Mayr
11:30:00 How Does the Pharmaceutical Industry Evaluate and Implement a Technology That Is Evolving so Rapidly John N. Feder
12:00:00 Chemically Modified Guide RNAs Enhance CRISPR-Cas Genome Editing in Human Primary Cells Laurakay Bruhn
12:30:00 Lunch, Networking Activities and The Tech Forum
13:00:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: National scale genomics projects: How will we get there? Francesco Vezzi
14:00:00 Accelerating Drug Discovery Using Genome Editing Technologies
14:30:00 Massively Parallel Synthetic Lethal Screens Using CRISPR-Mediated Control of Gene Repression and Activation Jonathan Weissman
15:00:00 Utilization of CRISPR/Cas9 to Validate Missense Mutations in Candidate Genes for Intellectual Disability and Autism Charles E. Schwartz
15:30:00 Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Activities
16:30:00 From Genetics to Personalized Therapy in Autism Jonathan Sebat
17:00:00 Ultra-Sensitive Quantification of Genome Editing Events Using Droplet Digital PCR Jennifer Berman
17:30:00 Bioinformatics and Off-Target Assays to Improve and Validate CRISPR Specificity for Use in Gene Therapy
18:00:00 Evening Drinks Reception
Thursday, November 5, 2015
08:45:00 Ultraconserved elements: A 300 million year old puzzle and its potential for medicine Ting Wu
09:10:00 Exploring the Human Microbiome: A New Frontier that Might Affect Everything George Weinstock
09:35:00 Enabling Personalized Medicine Through Systems Genomics Kellis Manolis
10:00:00 Morning Refreshments and Networking
11:00:00 The Ethics of Editing | Chair’s Opening Remarks
11:05:00 Editing Ethics Hank Greely
12:00:00 Harnessing the Revolution in Next-Generation Genome Editing for Fundamental Research and Real World Impact
12:30:00 Lunch, Networking Activities and The Tech Forum
14:00:00 Developing CRISPR/Cas9 Applications in Neuroscience and Neuroinflammation: Optimizing the Reagent Framework for Use in Challenging Cell Systems
14:30:00 Precise Genome Engineering in Human iPS Cells to Model and Treat Disease Bruce R. Conklin
15:00:00 Alex’s Designer Disease: New Personalized Approach to Parkinson’s Disease Birgitt Schuele, Alex Flynn
15:30:00 Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Activities
17:00:00 In Vivo Genome Editing With CRISPR/Cas9 Ann Ran
18:00:00 End of Festival
3D Tissue Models
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