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    Dharmacon Events

    Participating in the global community

    Dharmacon participates in numerous scientific conferences every year. Learn more about upcoming events and see highlights from previous presentations.

    CSHL: Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution

    CSHL, NY
    July 21-23, 2017

    SBI2 - High Content 2017

    San Diego, CA
    Sept 13-15, 2017

    Oligonucleotide Therapeutic Society

    Bordeaux, France
    Sept 4-7, 2017

    Discovery on Target

    Boston, MA
    September 26-28, 2017

    CSHL: Biology of Cancer

    Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Oct 10-14, 2017

    Genomics Discovery Initiative (formerly known as RGI)

    Philadelphia, PA
    Oct 12-13, 2017

    CRISPR & Precision Genome Editing Congress

    Berlin, Germany
    October 24-26, 2017


    Vienna, Austria
    November 7-9, 2017

    Oxford Global: The Genome Editing Congress

    London, UK
    November 9-10, 2017


    Philadelphia, PA
    December 2-6, 2017

    2017 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED)

    Vancouver, BC, CA
    June 20-23, 2017

    High throughput biology 2017

    Stockholm, Sweden
    June 12-13, 2017

    World Preclinal Conference

    Boston, MA
    June 12-16, 2017

    CRISPR 2017

    Bozeman, MT
    June 8-11, 2017

    RNA Society

    Prague, CR
    May 30 - June 3, 2017


    San Diego, CA
    April 30 - May 3, 2017

    Gene editing and gene modulation

    Oxford, UK
    April 2017

    Genomic Instability & DNA Repair (Z1) joint with DNA Replication & Recombination (Z2)

    Santa Fe, NM
    April 2-6, 2017


    Washington, DC
    April 1-5, 2017

    3rd CRISPR Congress

    Boston, MA
    February 21-22, 2017

    Noncoding RNAs: From Disease to Tageted Therapeutics (J5)

    Banff, Alberta, CA
    February 5-9, 2017

    Previous events

    RNA Club - CU Boulder

    Boulder, CO
    January 24, 2017

    RNA Club - CU Boulder

    Boulder, CO
    January 24, 2017

    International Plant & Animal Genome XXV (PAG)

    San Diego, CA
    January 14-18, 2017

    Precision Genome Engineering (A2)

    Breckenridge, CO
    January 8-12, 2017

    Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD)

    Chicago, IL
    December 4-6, 2016

    2016 North American PRRS Symposium (NA-PRRS): Emerging and Foreign Animal DiseasesNA-PRRS

    Chicago, IL
    December 3-4, 2016


    San Francisco, CA
    December 3-7, 2016

    2nd Annual Genome Editing Congress

    London, UK
    November 10-11, 2016

    High-content Analysis & 3D Screening (CHI)

    Boston, MA
    October 31 – November 2, 2016

    CRISPR & Precision Genome Editing Congress

    Berlin, Germany
    October 24-26, 2016

    RNAi Australia

    Melbourne, Australia
    October 20-21, 2016

    Oligonucleotide Therapeutic Society

    Montreal, Canada
    September 25-28, 2016

    Discovery on Target

    Boston, MA
    September 19-22, 2016

    In addition to participating on the expert panel, we will be giving a talk titled: "Arrayed CRISPR screening with synthetic crRNA libraries for high-throughput loss-of-function studies", where we will demonstrate the application of arrayed screening with synthetic crRNA libraries across multiple assay types, and present considerations for experimental success.

    Festival of Genomics

    San Diego, CA
    September 19-21, 2016

    SBI2 – Society of Biomolecular Imaging & Informatics

    Boston, MA
    September 12-14, 2016

    Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    August 17-20, 2016


    Berkeley, CA
    July 11-15, 2016

    Genome Editing Applications

    San Francisco, CA
    June 13-15, 2016


    Lethbridge, AB, Canada
    June 5-8, 2016

    2016 CRISPR

    May 23-26, 2016

    Interested in using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in order to perform HDR? Be sure to catch our presentation: “A Synthetic CRISPR-Cas9 System for Homology-Directed Repair”, where we will demonstrate the utility of our system to HDR genomic engineering applications and provide guidelines for improving HDR outcomes.

    TIDES 2016

    Long Beach, CA
    May 9-12, 2016

    We hope you will have the chance to view our poster presentation while at the meeting: “CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing utilizing chemically synthesized RNA”. You will learn that while cloning and sequence verification of sgRNA vectors can be laborious and time consuming, and in vitro transcription of sgRNA requires additional time and quality control to ensure consistency in length and purity of the transcribed product, our approach of chemical synthesis for rapidly generating crRNA and tracrRNA molecules separately or synthetic sgRNA for direct delivery into cells has clear advantages for your gene editing workflow.

    AACR 2016

    New Orleans, LA
    April 16-29, 2016

    Stop by our booth (#940) to learn which gene editing, RNAi or gene over-expression products would suit your experimental needs the best!

    Genome Editing & Gene Modulation 2016

    Oxford, UK
    April 6-8, 2016

    We’ll be giving a talk titled : "Utilizing synthetic RNA for CRISPR-Cas9 arrayed screening". Don’t miss it!

    RNAi Global Initiative - 2016 Seminar

    London, United Kingdom
    April 4, 2016

    Dharmacon and the RNAi Global initiative are pleased to present:
    CRISPR for high-throughput screening and beyond
    Join us for this FREE educational and networking event to hear the latest on CRISPR-Cas9 for functional genomic screening. For more than 10 years, the RNAi Global Initiative has been bringing together a group of visionary researchers to harness the potential of RNA interference screening, and now CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.

    New Frontiers in Gene Editing: Striving for Better Design, Precision, and Efficiency

    San Francisco, CA
    Mar 10-11, 2016

    Be sure to stop by one of our gene editing presentations delivered by our R&D scientists. We’ll be giving a talk titled: "Designing functional and specific guide RNAs for gene knockout or homology-directed repair", and a scientific poster: "DNA-free CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering in Zebrafish"

    CRISPR Precision Gene Editing Congress

    Boston, MA
    Feb 22-23

    Visit us at our talk: "Improving CRISPR-Cas9 gene knockout with a validated guide RNA algorithm", where we will outline the development of an algorithm for improved CRISPR RNA functionality and specificity, the utility of a synthetic two-RNA approach for high-throughput arrayed gene knockout and the importance of rigorous alignment tools for CRISPR RNA specificity. Or, stop by our poster where we will review the results of a high throughput loss-of-function screen using gRNAs that have consistently highly functional knockout efficiencies. We are able to combine our functionality algorithm with a comprehensive specificity check to select and score highly specific and functional gRNAs for any given gene target.

    Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology:Tools and Technologies

    Ghent, Belgium
    Jan 28-29, 2016

    The utility of the CRISPR-Cas9 system to easily create sequence changes in mammalian genomes has transformed basic and applied research. This system requires a Cas9 nuclease and two short RNAs, a crRNA and tracrRNA, to introduce double-strand breaks that can be used for functional protein disruption (knockout) or the introduction of new genetic content, such as a selection marker (knockin). At this meeting, we will review our approach in the presentation: "Designing highly functional and specific guide RNAs for knockout and achieving precise knockins using the homology-directed repair pathway"

    Keystone Small RNA Silencing: Little Guides, Big Biology A6

    Keystone, CO
    Jan 24-28, 2016

    When using CRISPR-Cas9 with coding genes, there can be thousands of crRNA targets to choose from, but when studying microRNAs, the sequence space is more limited. Don’t miss our poster where we will share a strategy to knock out microRNAs using gene editing: "Knockout of microRNAs using Cas9 nuclease and synthetic crRNA:tracrRNA"

    Astra Zeneca

    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge
    Jan 17-19, 2016

    ASCB 2015

    San Diego, CA
    December 12-16, 2015

    "Enter the Cell" at booth #323, to learn all the different ways Dharmacon can help you uncover the biology of the cell. We will also be giving a tech talk titled: "Advances in design for increased specificity and function in CRISPR/CAS9 and shRNA based gene modulation". And, don’t miss our poster presentation: "Homology-directed repair using synthetic crRNA and tracrRNA, with single-strand DNA oligos".

    Functional Genetic Screening in Cancer Cells Workshop

    Montpellier, France
    October 9th 2015

    Join us at this valuable workshop for a day of expert presentations on the latest advances in RNAi and gene editing screening for cancer research.


    Hanover, Germany
    October 6-8, 2015

    You can find us at the GE Healthcare booth (#G53), highlighting the newest advances in gene editing and RNAi technologies In addition, stop by our presentation: "Innovations in Drug Discovery" on Wednesday, 7th October, at 11AM.

    Genome Engineering: CRISPR/Cas9 revolution

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
    September 24-27, 2015

    Stop by our poster presentation: "Design considerations for highly specific and efficient synthetic crRNA molecules" to learn more our algorithm for state of the art CRISPR designs.

    Discovery on Target

    Boston, MA
    September 21-24, 2015

    Come see us at exhibitor booth #19 as well as at the expert panel discussion. We will also be presenting a talk on “The Utility of CRISPR-Cas9 System Employing Synthetic RNAs to Validate Hits from an RNAi Functional Screen”. And, don’t miss our poster presentation: "Picking the best CRISPR-Cas9 targets for functional gene knockout: a machine learning algorithm based on both specificity and functionality", which can be downloaded here.