We return in Fall ‘22!

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Topic: Genome Engineering Seminar Series at HMS

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Virtual Seminar Series at Center for Genome Engineering UMN: https://cge.umn.edu/resources

2021 Conference Genome Writers Guild: https://www.genomewritersguild.org/

CRISPR Medicine News https://crisprmedicinenews.com/  

Addgene technical tips and reagents: https://www.addgene.org/genome-engineering/

Educational materials at IGI: https://innovativegenomics.org/education/digital-resources/

(feel free to make suggestions to: genomeengineeringseminarshms@gmail.com)

When is it?
-Mondays 1pm-2pm EST via zoom.
What is the format?
-Zoom webinar, 1hr meeting.
-30min each presenter (20min presentation + 10min questions).
-Group/shared presentations are still 30min total
-Attendees ask questions using the zoom Q&A function

What is the zoom link?

Who presents?
-First authors of recent (<1yr) genome engineering papers or manuscripts

Can I attend?
-Yes, anyone in the world is welcome to attend the meetings.

I'm not affiliated with Harvard Medical School, can I attend?
-Yes, anyone in the world is welcome to attend the meetings.

Do I need experience in genome engineering to attend?
-No, attendees can have any level of expertise in genome engineering (beginners are welcome).

Who attends these meetings?
-Attendees have a wide spectrum of interests, scientific backgrounds, and career positions, ranging from undergrads, technicians, grad students, post-docs, principal investigators, etc.

How can I receive announcements of upcoming speakers?
-Join our mailing list.

Are the talks recorded?
-If speakers consent, the recordings will be available as a link on our website within 1 week. See the "Past seminars" tab.

Can I share the zoom link with others?
-Yes, please distribute information about our seminar series to anyone you think is interested.

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Past Seminar Schedule

2022 Apr 18
2022 Apr 11
2022 Apr 04
2022 Mar 28



Monday, March 28, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

2022 Mar 21
2022 Mar 07
2022 Feb 28

Courtney Carlson and Aditya Raguram and Samagya Banskota


Monday, February 28, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm




Courtney Carlson, Chang Liu lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine

Molecular recording of sequential cellular events into DNA, biorxiv, 2021


aditya and samagya-banskota


Aditya Raguram and Samagya Banskota, David Liu Lab, Harvard University and Broad Institute, Boston, United States. 

Engineered virus-like particles for efficient in vivo delivery of therapeutic proteins. Cell. 2022



2022 Feb 14
2022 Feb 07
2022 Jan 24
2021 Nov 29

No seminar


Monday, November 29, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

No seminar
2021 Nov 22

Junhong Choi and Jens Magnusson


Monday, November 22, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm



Junhong Choi, Shendure Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Precise genomic deletions using paired prime editing Nature Biotechnology 2021





Jens Magnusson, Qi Lab, Standford University, USA.

Enhanced Cas12a multi-gene regulation using a CRISPR array separator. Elife 2021




2021 Nov 15

Ahsen Özcan and Peter Chen


Monday, November 15, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm



Ahsen ÖzcanAbudayyeh-Gootenberg lab, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Programmable RNA targeting with the single-protein CRISPR effector Cas7-11. Nature (2021).


peter chen


Peter Chen, Liu Lab, Harvard University and Broad Institute, Boston, United States.

Enhanced prime editing systems by manipulating cellular determinants of editing outcomes. Cell 2021





2021 Nov 08

Weiting Zhang and Doyon Kim


Monday, November 8, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Weiting Zhang



Weiting Zhang, Yeh Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, United States.

CRISPR prime editing with ribonucleoprotein complexes in zebrafish and primary human cells. Nature Biotechnol 2021.

Doyon Kim
Doyon Kim, Kim Lab, Genome Editing Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
2021 Nov 01

Alejandro M Monteys and Peyton Randolph


Monday, November 1, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Monteys Alex


Alejandro M Monteys, Davidson Lab, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, United States. 

Regulated control of gene therapies by drug-induced splicing. Nature 2021


Peyton Randolph, Liu Lab, Harvard University and Broad Institute, Boston, United States.
2021 Oct 25

Chunlei Jiao and Saba Parvez


Monday, October 25, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Chunlei Jiao, Beisel lab, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI), Würzburg, Germany

Noncanonical crRNAs derived from host transcripts enable multiplexable RNA detection by Cas9. Science. 2021



Saba Parvez, Peterson Lab, University of Utah

MIC-Drop: A platform for large-scale in vivo CRISPR screens. Science 2021.


2021 Oct 18

Zhixin Lei and Gregorio Alanis-Lobato


Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm



Zhixin Lei, Yi Lab, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

Detect-seq reveals out-of-protospacer editing and target-strand editing by cytosine base editors. Nature Methods 2021





Gregorio Alanis-Lobato, Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, Biberach, Germany; previously Niakan lab, The Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom. 

Frequent loss of heterozygosity in CRISPR-Cas9–edited early human embryos. PNAS 2021



2021 Oct 11



Monday, October 11, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

No seminar
2021 Oct 04

Haining Zhong and Soumya Kannan & Han Altae-Tran


Monday, October 4, 2021, 1:00pm



Haining Zhong


Haining Zhong, Zhong Lab, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, United States  

High-fidelity, efficient, and reversible labeling of endogenous proteins using CRISPR-based designer exon insertion. Elife. 2021

Soumya Kannan and Han Altae-TranZhang Lab, Broad Institute, Boston, United States
2021 Sep 27

You Kyeong Jeong and Keith Siklenka


Monday, September 27, 2021, 1:00pm



You Kyeong Jeong


  You Kyeong Jeong, Bae Lab, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

  Adenine base editor engineering reduces editing of bystander cytosines. Nat Biotechnol. 2021




Keith Siklenka


  Keith Siklenka, Gersbach Lab, Duke University, Durham, United States

  Transgenic mice for in vivo epigenome editing with CRISPR-based systems. Nat Methods, 2021

2021 Sep 20

Ping Xu and Luke Koblan


Monday, September 20, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm


2021 Sep 13

Ryan Clarke and Chun-Wei Chen


Monday, September 13, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ryan Clarke


Ryan Clarke,  Merrill Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago; and CEO of Cellgorithmics.

Sequential Activation of Guide RNAs to Enable Successive CRISPR-Cas9 Activities. Mol Cell. 2021  




ChunWei Chen


Chun-Wei David Chen Chen Lab, City of Hope, Duarte, California, United States

High-resolution characterization of gene function using single-cell CRISPR tiling screen. Nat Commun. 2021


2021 Apr 26

Jihye Park and Roger Zou


Monday, April 26, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm


2021 Apr 12

Upcoming Seminar Schedule

2022 Sep 19



Monday, September 19, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

2022 Sep 26



Monday, September 26, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm


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