Each year the recipient(s) of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize are recognized at a scientific symposium hosted by Harvard Medical School.

October 6, 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:30pm

2016 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium

The CRISPR/Cas9 Revolution and Gene Editing

In honor of Rodolphe Barrangou, Emmanuelle Charpentier,  Jennifer Doudna, Philippe Horvath, Viginijus Siksnys for remarkable contributions to the understanding of the CRISPR bacterial defense system and the revolutionary discovery that it can be adapted for genome editing.

Harvard Medical School
The Joseph B.Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115


Featured Speakers include:

Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD
Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research
North Carolina State University
CRISPR-mediated immunity in bacteria: discovery and applications

Austin Burt, PhD
Professor of Evolutionary Genetics
Imperial College London
Developing CRISPR-based gene drive for malaria control

Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD
Prof. Dr.; Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society, Max Planck Director
Professor, Umeå University
The transformative genome engineering CRISPR-Cas9 technology: lessons learned from bacteria

Jennifer Doudna, PhD
Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences/HHMI Investigator
University of California, Berkeley
The Future of Genome Engineering: Biology, Technology and Ethics

Philippe Horvath, PhD
Senior Scientist
Dupont
CRISPR-mediated immunity in bacteria: discovery and applications

Virginijus Siksnys, PhD
Professor and Chief Scientist/Department Head, Institute of Biotechnology
Vilnius University
From mechanisms of microbial immunity to novel genome editing tools

Luhan Yang, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
eGenesis
Rewriting the pig genome to transform Xenotransplantation

Open to the Public

 


 

 

Past Symposia

October 1, 2015 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm
October 2, 2014 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm
October 3, 2013 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm
September 24, 2012 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm