Events | GWG 2019 Conference

Genome Engineering 2019 Conference

Genome Writers Guild Annual Conference
May 16-18, 2019 — Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Genome engineering has hit the streets. The plethora of new editing tools is propelling the field into the next genomic revolution. What are the new technologies? What will we make with them? How are the innovations impacting society and our individual lives? The Genome Writers Guild's annual conference highlights the fast pace of genomic engineering. Topics at the conference focus on recent research, tangible skills for the laboratory, and the challenges of social responsibility we all share.

Carl Zimmer, NYT columnist, author, and award-winning science journalist

Carl Zimmer, NYT columnist, author, and award-winning science journalist


The Genome Writers Guild planning committee is working behind the scenes to line up presentations from leaders in the field. Our keynote speaker for our special event for the publis is New York Times award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer.

Carl Zimmer

New York Times science journalist

Heather Lombardi

Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA

Takashi Yamamoto

Genome Editing, Hiroshima University

Eric Bohnenblust

Senior Biologist, EPA

Karen Meagher

Ethicist, Mayo

Dipa Sashital

RNA-protein complexes, Iowa State University

Carolyn J Lawrence-Dill

Plant Bioinformatics Genomics, Iowa State University

Bing Yang

Plant Sciences, University of Missouri

Branden Moriarity

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Saad J. Kenderian

Mayo CAR-T

Laurence Cooper


Neil Hoffman

Chief Science Advisor, USDA-APHIS-BRS

Who should attend?

Scientists, faculty, students, entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, futurists, science communicators, and artists focused on the responsible use of powerful new genome engineering technologies.


Registration will open early 2019. Rates for faculty, students, professionals, and the general public will be available. Current GWG members receive a discount price as well as anyone who chooses to join The Guild when registering for the conference.

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