Join us for this collaborative Gene Editing Symposium with BioForward, UW-Madison and Takara


Join us for this collaborative Gene Editing Symposium with BioForward, UW-Madison and Takara
Thursday, April 20, 2017
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
UW–Madison Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave. Room 1306

Schedule of Presenters

7:00–8:00 am Breakfast and registration

8:00–8:30 am Oliver Pentinmaki,  Takara Regional Business Manager
Takara Bio History in Madison and Introduction

8:30–9:00 am Melissa Harrison, Ph.D. UW-Madison-
Introduction to CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing and Applications in the Drosophila System

9:00–9:30 am Li-Fang Chu, Ph.D. UW-Madison –
Understanding Cell-state Transitions of Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Differentiation to Definitive Endoderm

9:30–9:45 am Break

9:45–10:15 am Krishanu Saha, Ph.D. UW-Madison –
Precise Gene Editing in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

10:15–11:00 am Baz Smith, Ph.D. Takara Bio, Senior Product Manager –
Novel Technology for Gene Knockins via Electroporation

11:00–11:15 am Break
11:15–11:45 am Andy Petersen, Ph.D. UW-Madison Gene Editing Service Scientist, Human Stem Cell Gene Editing Core –
Current Applications of CRISPR/Cas9 in Human Pluripotent Cells and Remaining Areas for Innovation

11:45 am–12:15 pm Dustin Rubinstein, Ph.D. UW-Madison Director, Translational Genomics Facility –
CRISPR Resources Available on the UW-Madison Campus

12:15–1:00 pm Lunch

1:00–2:00 pm Panel Discussion: Breaking into Industry
Baz Smith, Ph.D. -Takara Bio USA, Inc.
Laura Juckem, Ph.D. – Mirus Bio
Anjana Bhattacharya, Ph.D. – Luminex
Chris Parker, Biotechnology Consultant

2:00–4:00 pm Reception

Lunch provided. RSVP for lunch by April 10th to with number attending, lab/company name, and phone number.