An International Symposium of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities

The 2016 ABRF Award & Lecture
for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies

Emmanuelle Charpentier

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Jennifer Doudna

University of California, Berkeley

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is one of the best examples of biomedical technologies that have made an enormous impact in a very short period of time. Though the CRISPR system was known to the scientific community as a bacterial immune system for nearly two decades, the tremendous potential of CRISPR system for genome editing was uncovered by the work of Drs. Charpentier and Doudna when they re-purposed it for genome editing in early 2013.

Innovative Topics Lecture Series

New at ABRF 2016 is the lecture series titled "Innovative Topics".  These 30 minute lectures will highlight unique or cutting-edge capabilities, technologies or applications.  Invited speakers will include:

Joshua Coon "Fast Proteome Analysis, Metabolomics, and Integration of These Data for Large Studies"

Dennis Wolan "...Chemical Tools to Regulate and Detect Specific Proteases"

James Birch "Analyzing Ocean Health; Towards a true Ecogenomic Sensor"

Honglu Wu "Transient Gene and miRNA Expression Profile changes of Confluent Human Fibroblast Cells in Space"

Paul Tillberg "Expansion Microscopy"

Klaus Hahn "Optogenetics"

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Five full day workshops will be offered at ABRF 2016

Check out the exciting opportunities for expanding your knowledge and honing  your skills at the workshops held Friday through Saturday, February 19 & 20, 2016.

  • ABRF Business Skills Workshop (Friday and Saturday)
  • Tissue to Single Cell: Cytometry to Molecular Analysis Workflow
  • Genome Engineering Using CRISPR/Cas9
  • The Galaxy Platform for Multi-Omic Data Analysis and Informatics
  • Count, Measure, and Showcase Your Images

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Poster Awards

ABRF Poster Awards, sponsored by Waters Corporation: In addition to a cash award for the authors of the best posters presented at ABRF 2015, the Poster Awards grant the authors the opportunity to give an oral presentation of their work during the meeting.

See all the award opportunities here.

ABRF 2016 Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors of the ABRF