GP-write 5.0

October 21-22, 2021 • Virtual Conference

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GP-write 5.0

October 21-22, 2021
Virtual Meeting


Hosted by: George Church, Andrew Hessel, Farren Isaacs, Todd Peterson, and Amy Cayne Schwartz

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

George Church
George Church

Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna

UC Berkeley

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Emily Leproust

Twist Bioscience

David Liu GP-write keynote speaker

David Liu

Harvard & The Broad Institute

The field of genome engineering is progressing at warp speed,

transforming the way scientists execute large-scale genome modifications and evolution of biological function. Advances from this field are mapping vast genotypes to complex physiology and disease, enabling the reprogramming of cellular behavior, and realizing applications for gene therapy. Collectively, genome writing technologies are ushering in a new era in which precise genomic manipulation is becoming feasible across diverse organisms. The continued development of high-throughput genome editing technologies holds the promise to substantially improve our understanding of complex biological systems and to engineer novel organisms and biomolecules for improving human and environmental health.

The Genome Project-write (GP-write) Consortium has rallied around the unifying goal of re-designing and re-writing the genomes of organisms. Toward this end, since our last meeting in 2019, we have advanced plans for the Ultra-safe Cells Community Project as an internationally distributed effort. There is also a nascent Technology Launch: the GP-write Computer-Aided Design Platform for whole genome design in collaboration with Lattice Automation.

This meeting will bring together leading experts in genome editing, genome synthesis, and large-scale DNA assembly technologies to discuss cutting-edge advances in the field, featuring keynote lectures by:

  • George Church (Harvard Medical School)
  • Jennifer Doudna (UC Berkeley)
  • Emily Leproust (Twist)
  • David Liu (Harvard & The Broad Institute)

Meeting Topics:

Microbial genome engineering
Viral genome engineering
Mammalian genome engineering
Technology advances in genome synthesis and editing
Chromosome-scale engineering and manipulations
Engineering undomesticated species
ELSI of genome writing
Computational design advances (GPW-CAD)

Scientific Chairs:

Dr. George Church, Harvard University
Dr. Farren Isaacs, Yale University
Dr. Junbiao Dai, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology

Coming Soon:
Abstracts for posters and short talks

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GP-write 5.0 Virtual Meeting • October 21-22, 2021

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Live Q&A following each presentation. Presentations will be recorded for access to attendees for 30 days after the conference.

If you are a member of Press/Media, contact Carol Miller at to learn more about free registration.

We invite you to get involved in GP-write, join the meeting, and take part in the conversation.

We invite you to get involved in GP-write, join the meeting, and take part in the conversation.

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