Events | GWG 2019 Conference | Program

Program Schedule

Thursday, 16th of May

Gateway Conference Center


9:00 am- 10:00 pm
CGE Executive Advisory Board Meeting
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
GWG Executive Committee & Board Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break

Formal Start of Conference

Garden Room, Gateway Conference Center

Maura McGrail, PhD (Iowa State University; Chair, GWG 2019 Conference Organizing Committee)
1:05-1:15pm – Opening Remarks
Sarah Nusser, PhD (Vice President for Research, Iowa State University)
Session I: Plant Genome Editing and Regulatory Impacts             Jeff Essner, Chair

1:15 - 2:00 pm
Bing Yang, PhD (University of Missouri & Danforth center)
2:00 - 2:40 pm
Neil Hoffman, PhD (USDA)
2:40 – 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
Session II: Genome Editing approaches in CART Therapy             David Largaespada, Chair

3:00 - 3:40 pm
Saad Kendarian, MD, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
3:40 - 4:05 pm
Chris Tuggle, PhD (Iowa State University)
4:05 - 4:20 pm
Wes Wierson, PhD (LEAH)
4:20 - 4:30 pm
Coffee Break
Session III: Genome Editing Design and Analysis Tools             Maura McGrail, Chair

4:30 - 4:40 pm
Carla Mann, PhD, Iowa State University
4:40 - 4:50 pm
Mitch Kluesner, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota
4:50 - 5:00 pm
Gabriel Martinez Galvez, PhD candidate, Mayo Clinic
Poster Session/Software Demos
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Dinner Banquet
6:00 - 7:15 pm
Session IV: Ethical Issues of Genome Editing               Drena Dobbs, Chair

7:15 - 7:35 pm
Megan Allyse, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
7:35 - 7:55 pm
Karen Meagher, PhD (Mayo Clinic)

Keynote Speaker Introduction by             Adam Sychla

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Carl Zimmer, NY Times
9:00 – 9:20 pm
Book Signing and Reception

Networking Session
9:20 – 11:00 pm

Friday, 17th of May

Session V: Plant and Animal Genome Editing Advances             Steve Whitham, Chair

Feng Zhang, PhD (University Minnesota)
Branden Moriarity, PhD (University of Minnesota)
Dan Carlson, PhD (Recombinetics)
9:45-10:00 am
Coffee Break
Huirong Gao, PhD (Corteva Agriscience)
Kan Wang, PhD (Iowa State University, Crop Bioengineering Consortium)
10:50-11:05 am
Coffee Break
Session VI: Genome Editing Regulatory Processes             Dan Carlson, Chair

11:05-11:40 am
Eric Bohnenblust, PhD (EPA)
11:40 am-12:15 pm
Heather Lombardi, PhD (FDA)
12:15-12:50 pm
Laura Epstein, JD (FDA)
Lunch Break
12:50 – 3:00 pm
Platform talks: Tad Sonstegard, Chair
3:00 – 3:40 pm
Kui Li, PhD (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)
3:40 – 4:20 pm
Xiaolong Wang, PhD (Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China)
4:20 - 4:40 am
Coffee Break
Session VII: Science Communication             Dana Carroll, Chair

4:40 - 5:15pm
Lluis Montoliu, PhD (ARRIGE Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome Editing)
5:15 - 5:50pm
Jon Entine, BA (Genetic Literacy Project)
Dinner Banquet
6:00 - 7:15 pm
Session VIII: Genome Editing for Biological Discovery             Maira Almeida, Chair

7:15 - 7:30 pm
Beau Webber, PhD, University of Minnesota
7:30 - 7:45 pm
Kyle Williams, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, University of Minnesota
7:45 – 8:00 pm
Maira Almeida, PhD candidate, Iowa State University

Keynote Speaker Introduction by Steve Ekker

8:00 – 9:20 pm
Takashi Yamamoto, PhD (Hiroshima University, The Japanese Society for Genome Editing)

Networking Session
9:20 – 11:00 pm

Saturday, 18th of May

GWG Society Breakfast Meeting
8:00-9:15 am
Session VIII: Improving CRISPR/Cas Homology Directed Repair and Precision Gene Editing             Erin Nolan, Chair

9:30 - 9:55 am
Wendy Gordon, PhD (University of Minnesota)
9:55 - 10:20 am
Jessica Woodley, MS (IDT Integrated DNA Technologies)
10:20-10:35 am
Coffee Break

10:35-11:00 am
Mollie Schubert, MS (IDT Integrated DNA Technologies)
11:00-11:25 am
Hiro Ata, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
11:25–11:55 am
Dipa Sashital, PhD (Iowa State University)

Closing Remarks
Perry Hackett