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    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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Synthetic Biology: At the Crossroads of Genetic Engineering and Human Therapeutics (C5)

Scientific Organizers: Jose M. Lora and Timothy K. Lu


March 29—April 1, 2020

Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 21, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 21, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 28, 2020 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-C5 "Synthetic Biology: At the Crossroads of Genetic Engineering and Human Therapeutics" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 21, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 21, 2019 until December 19, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 21, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 28, 2020 795.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 28, 2020 995.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 28, 2020 570.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 28, 2020 770.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 21, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 19, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: November 21, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: December 19, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 21, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 28, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, March 29 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Wednesday, April 1 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Thursday, April 2 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Colorado Ballroom Foyer
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Colorado Ballroom Foyer

MONDAY, MARCH 30

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Summit Gallery
8:00—9:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Cell-Based Therapies of the Future

9:50—11:45 AM
Engineering Life with Synthetic Biology Tools and Principles
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Yvonne Y. Chen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Synthetic Biology in Immunotherapy

Coffee Break

Joshua N. Leonard, Northwestern University, USA
Enabling Design-Driven Medicine with Programmable Cell-Based Therapies

Zhen Xie, Tsinghua University, China
Programming Gene and Engineered Cell Therapies with Synthetic Biology

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:45 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Breckenridge Ballroom
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Breckenridge Ballroom
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Colorado Ballroom Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Gene Circuits as Modules for Living Medicines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Timothy K. Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Engineered Gene Circuits for Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Tara L. Deans, University of Utah, USA
Engineering Novel Therapeutic Delivery Devices with Synthetic Biology

Jeff Hasty, University of California, San Diego, USA
Modulating Bacterial Populations with Synthetic Biology

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Breckenridge Ballroom
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Breckenridge Ballroom

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Summit Gallery
8:00—11:15 AM
Bioengineering Cells and Organs in Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Michelle C. Chang†, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Speaker to be Announced

Coffee Break

Cammie Lesser, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Engineering Bacteria for the Control of Intestinal Inflammation

Luis Ángel Fernández, National Center of Biotechnology. CSIC, Spain
Engineering Synthetic Adhesins and Injectisomes in E. coli for Tumor Cell Targeting and Protein Injection

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:15 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Breckenridge Ballroom
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Breckenridge Ballroom
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Colorado Ballroom Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Synthetic Therapeutics: Eukaryotic Cells, Bacteria and Viruses
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Samira Kiani, Arizona state University, USA
Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Jose M. Lora, enGene, Inc, USA
Synthetic Biology for Bacterial Cell Therapy

Howard L. Kaufman, Replimune Group Inc, USA
New Strategies for Improving the Therapeutic Potential of Oncolytic Viruses in Cancer and Other Diseases

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Breckenridge Ballroom
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Breckenridge Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Summit Gallery
8:00—11:15 AM
Synthetic Biology: Industry Perspective
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Paul Miller, Synlogic, Inc, USA
Targeting Metabolic Diseases with Synthetic Biotic Medicines

Xavier Duportet, Eligo Bioscience, France
Synthetic Biology of Bacteriophages

Coffee Break

Gary K. Lee, Senti Biosciences, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University, USA
Expanding the Synthetic Capabilities of Yeast

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Colorado Ballroom Foyer
5:00—6:00 PM
Next Generation Synthetic Biology
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
Christopher Voigt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Therapeutic Design

Matthew Chang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Synthetic Genomes

Kole T. Roybal, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Engineering Next-Generation Immune Cell Therapies for Solid Tumors

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/29/2020

Colorado Ballroom
7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Breckenridge Ballroom
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Breckenridge Ballroom

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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