GenScript to Host Gene & Cell Engineering Virtual Summit

 

Event showcases cutting-edge research using synthetic biology tools for drug discovery, protein design and genome editing

 
[13-July-2021]
 
 

PISCATAWAY, N.J. , July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GenScript USA Inc.┬«, the world's leading life science service provider, announced today the first GenScript Gene & Cell Engineering Virtual Summit, featuring in-depth discussions and research presentations on the gene synthesis and cell editing technologies that are transforming scientific and biomedical research today. The free Summit will be held on July 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with specialized tracks on Expanding the CRISPR Toolbox, Genome Editing in Cell & Gene Therapy, and Enzyme and AAV Engineering.

 

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Dr. Alexander Marson, PhD, director of the Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology, will present a keynote address titled, "Reprogramming Human T Cells with CRISPR." Dr. Marson's lab uses genomic and gene editing approaches to address the consequences of coding and noncoding genetic variation in immune cell function and autoimmune disease risk and to genetically engineer human immune cells to target cancer, autoimmunity and infectious disease.

"We have been honored to partner with the Marson lab with our single-stranded DNA service since 2018 and to see the tremendous progress the team is making as leaders in CRISPR-based non-viral CAR-T engineering," said Ray Chen, Ph.D, president of GenScript Life Science Group.  "We welcome Dr. Marson as a keynote speaker at the Summit to address this important topic."

Joseph Melenhorst, PhD, director of Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Biomarker Program at the University of Pennsylvania, will present with closing session, "Response to Second Generation CAR T Cell Therapy: It Takes (at least) Two to Tango." The presentation will highlight discoveries in elucidating T cell- and tumor-cell-intrinsic determinants of CAR T cell efficacy, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

"As a leader in gene synthesis and gene editing technologies, GenScript has been fortunate to work with many of the pioneering scientists in cell and gene engineering," added Chen. "We are excited to bring Dr. Melenhorst and many of these leaders together for this summit to share their research, particularly at a time when rapid advancements in cell and gene engineering are poised to significantly improve the treatment of cancer and many other diseases."

Other leading researchers speaking at the Summit include:

  • Ben Kleinstiver, PhD, assistant professor, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • John Zuris, PhD, associate director, Editing Technologies at Editas Medicine
  • Rama Shivakumar, manager of technical applications at MaxCyte Inc.
  • Shondra M. Pruett-Miller, PhD, director, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Sam Sternberg, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
  • Niren Murthy, PhD, professor, Department of Bioengineering UC Berkeley- innovative Genomics Institute
  • Gal Cafri, PhD, Immunotherapy and Genetic Engineering Group Leader, Sheba Medical Center
  • Ramarao Vepachedu, PhD, development scientist IV, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
  • Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, professor, Stanford University, School of Medicine
  • Killian S. Hanlon, PhD, research fellow, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Karla Camacho Soto, PhD, senior scientist, Merck
  • Ye Liu, senior director of Gene Transfer Technologies, REGENXBIO Inc.

To register for the event and to learn more, please visit labroots.com.

About GenScript Biotech Corporation

GenScript Biotech Corporation (Stock Code: 1548.HK) is a global biotechnology group. Based on its leading gene synthesis technology, GenScript has developed four major platforms, including the global cell therapy platform, the biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) platform, the contract research organization (CRO) platform, and the industrial synthesis product platform.

GenScript was founded in New Jersey, US, in 2002 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2015. GenScript's business operation spans over 100 countries and regions worldwide, with legal entities located in the U.S., Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, and Ireland. GenScript has provided premium, convenient, and reliable products and services for over 100,000 customers.

GenScript has several intellectual property rights and technical secrets, including more than 100 patents and over 270 patent applications. As of December 31, 2019, GenScript's products and services have been cited by 42,200 peer-reviewed journal articles worldwide.

For more information, visit www.genscript.com.

 

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Company Codes: HongKong:1548
 

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