Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology 2016 Wrap Up
News Feb 17, 2016
The conference programme featured several tracks covering: CRISPR tools, future CRISPR applications and featured a high profile line up of academia and industry speakers. There was an abundance of talks with a very interested and engaged audience. Jin-Soo Kim, Director/Associate Professor at Seoul National University gave a really interesting presentation which triggered the audience’s curiosity and attention.
In the exhibition and refreshments area, the attendees were kept busy during the breaks, taking full advantage of this extremely apposite networking platform. Generally, attendees were very happy with the focus and content of the discussions and they are looking forward to the next meeting.
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