Gene Delivery and Gene Editing (GDGE)

Focus Group Scientific Session

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The Gene Delivery and Gene Editing (GDGE) Focus Group session will focus on creating a better fundamental understanding of the barriers to gene delivery and editing, designing improved carriers, and realizing opportunities for therapeutic intervention. Relevant topics include nucleic acid-based approaches for generating therapeutic proteins (e.g. mRNA, pDNA), eliminating disease causing proteins (e.g. siRNA, miRNA, ASOs), and precisely editing the genome (e.g. CRISPR/Cas, TALENs, ZFNs). This session aims to learn from past successes in nucleic acid delivery, while also looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities in mRNA and CRISPR/Cas. There will be two Keynote lectures, one from Academia and one from Industry. The winners of the Second Annual GDGE Focus Group Young Investigator Award and the GDGE Focus Group Student/PostDoc Award will also give their award lectures in this session.