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Sunday, August 19, 2018

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

1:00 – 1:10 pm

Wayne O. Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
President and Chief Executive Officer
BioNexus KC
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

1:10 – 1:50 pm

The CRISPR Revolution: From Reading to Editing Genomes

Kevin Davies, PhD
Executive Editor
The CRISPR Journal
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Session 1 

1:50 – 2:40 pm

CRISPR Editing Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dongsheng Duan, PhD
Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor in Medical Research
University of Missouri
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CRISPR Technology in Precision Cancer Medicine 

Liang Xu, PhD
Professor of Cancer Biology 
University of Kansas
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BREAK

2:40 – 3:15 pm

Session 2

3:15 – 4:30 pm

Gene Editing Approach to Improving Food Security Crops

Becky Bart, PhD
Associate Member
Danforth Plant Science Center
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Potential Use of CRISPR Editing to Correct Disease‐Associated Variants in Mitochondrial Genome

Hao Zhu, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
University of Kansas Medical Center 
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Animal Modeling in the Era of Precision Medicine

Elizabeth Bryda, PhD
Professor
University of Missouri 
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Endnote Speaker

4:30 – 5:15 pm

Harnessing the Power of the Genomic Revolution: Epistemic Humility as a Scientific (or Essential) Construct of CRISPR/Cas9

Richard Payne, MD
John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics
Center for Practical Bioethics
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Monday, August 20, 2018

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

8:00 – 8:10 am

Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
President and Chief Executive Officer
BioNexus KC

Mark Nichols, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing & Health Studies
University of Missouri Kansas City
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

8:10 – 9:00 am

Beyond Gene Editing Using CRISPR-dCas9: The Tale of Using a Dead Molecule for a Living Genome

Stanley Qi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemical & Systems Biology
Stanford University
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Session 1

9:00 – 9:50 am 

Gene Editing to Improve Animal Welfare, Sustainability and Food Security: Disease Resistance

Randall Prather, PhD
Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Division of Animal Science 
University of Missouri
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Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technology in the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Alexander Franz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology 
University of Missouri
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BREAK

9:50 – 10:15 am

Session 2

10:15 – 11:55 am

Genome Editing: What, Why and How?

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, PhD
Investigator
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
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The Evolution of Multicellular Organisms

Brad Olson, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Biology
University of Missouri
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Animal and Stem Cell Models to Understand Patient-Derived Genomic Variants for Studies of Rare Disease and Precision Medicine

Jay Vivian, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Scientific Director, Transgenic and Gene Targeting Institutional Facility 
University of Kansas Medical Center
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CRISPR Fish: Investigating Development and Disease in Zebrafish

Anand Chandrasekhar
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences and Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
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LUNCH

11:55 am – 12:35 pm

Session 3

12:35 – 1:25 pm

Patent Wars: the CRISPR Patent Landscape

Tara Nealey, PhD
Shareholder, Vice Chair Biotechnology & Life Sciences Patent Practice
Polsinelli
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Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities Facing CRISPR Gene-editing Technology

Debra Aub Webster, PhD
Holly Winchell, DVM
Principal Scientists
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
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ENDNOTE SPEAKER

1:25 – 2:10 pm

High-Efficiency Genome Editing Guided by Targeted Deep Sequencing

Shondra Miller, PhD
Director, Center for Advanced Genome Engineering
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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