Registrations are now open for the inaugural CRISPR Down Under Symposium


This event will link CRISPR researchers across Australia, providing a multidisciplinary forum to discuss emerging CRISPR technologies and their application in advancing medical research.

This one-day meeting will be held in person format on Friday October 27th at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (Heidelberg, VIC). All current and aspiring genome engineers are encouraged to register to hear the latest achievements in all aspects of basic and translational CRISPR biology. 

Registration and abstract submission is open from now until Friday September 15th, at Please note that registration places are limited and preference will be given to registrants submitting an abstract.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Two international speakers: Dana Foss (San Fransisco, USA) & Ben Haley (Montreal, Canada)
  • Two national speakers: Pilar Blancafort (Harry Perkins/UCSF, WA) & Paul Thomas (SAHMRI, SA)
  • Four local Victorian speakers: Marco Herold (ONJCRI, CEO), Mohamed Fareh (Peter Mac), Sarah Diepstraten (WEHI), Gavin Knott (Monash BDI).

The 2023 CRISPR Down Under organising committee:

  • Carolyn Shembrey
  • Emily Lelliott
  • Christina Koenig

Generously supported by: