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Program

All events will be in the lobby or rooms 2 and 3 of the Kokopelli Ballroom unless otherwise indicated.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration
Monday, June 4, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Session 1 Technology Development
Session Moderator: Kenneth White
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Kenneth White, Utah State University
Welcome and opening remarks
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Yinan Kan, eGenisis
Genome Editing in Large Animals - CRISPR/Cas9 and Beyond
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Shengdar Tsai, Department of Hematology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Strategies for Defining and Improving Specificity of CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Larisa Rudenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies (invited)
Governance of Emerging Technologies: An Integrative Approach
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment break
Session 2 Livestock Industry Perspective
Session Moderator: Diane Wray-Cahen
10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Mark Cigan, Genus
10:35 - 10:55 a.m. Michael Lohuis, Semex (dairy & beef)
10:55 – 11:15 a.m. Janet Fulton, Hy-Line International (Poultry) (invited)
11:15 – 11:35 a.m. Johan van Arendonk, Hendrix Genetics (Poultry & Swine)
11:35 – 12:00 p.m. Panel discussion
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Session 3 Biomedical 1 (human disease models)
Session Moderator: TBD
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Chris Davies, Utah State University
Production of an Ovine Interferon Type 1 Receptor Knockout Model
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Angelika Schnieke, Technical University of Munich
Genetically Engineered Large Animal Models for Cancer Research
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Chris Rogers, Exemplar Genetics
Porcine Models of Rare Human Diseases
3:00 – 3:40 p.m. Poster Flash Talks – Group 1 (2 min per poster)
3:40 – 5:20 p.m. Poster Presentations with wine and cheese
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration
Session 4 Farm Animal Breeding
Session Moderator: TBD
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Jon M. Oatley, Washington State University
Generation of Germline Ablated Male Pigs by CRISPR/Cas9 Editing of the NANOS2 Gene
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Pablo Ross, University of California-Davis
Efficient derivation of bovine ESC: prospective for In Vitro Breeding
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Bhanu Telugu, University of Maryland
Unleashing the Translational Potential of Pig Models Using CRISPR/Cas9 System
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Poster Flash Talks – Group 2 (2 min per poster)
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Refreshment break with Famous Aggie Ice Cream
Session 5 Biotechnology
Session Moderator: TBD
10:20 – 10:50 a.m. Eddie Sullivan, SAB Biotherapeutics
Using Fully Human Antibodies from TC Bovine to Fight Infectious Diseases
11:20 – 11:50 p.m. Selected abstract presentation
11:50 – 12:05 p.m. Selected abstract presentation
12:05 p.m. Free Time
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Session 6 Biomedical 2 (human disease models)
Session Moderator: TBD
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Irina Polejaeva, Utah State University
Sheep Model of Cystic Fibrosis
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Younglun Luo, BGI
Model Development
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Tom Wishart, Roslin Institute
New Neurological Model
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Selected abstract presentation
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Selected abstract presentation
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment break
Session 7 Risk Assessment and Bioethics of GE Livestock
Session Moderator: Alison Van Eenennaam or Mark Walton
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Samantha Noll, Washington State University
Bioethics of Genetically Engineering Livestock
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Heather Lombardi, emerging technology team leader, CVM, FDA
Laura Epstein, senior policy advisor FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine
FDA's Regulation of Intentionally Genetically Altered Animals
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Panel discussion
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch - Sundial Pavilion
Session 8 Feeding The World
Session Moderator: TBD
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Jianguo Zhao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Production of Leaner Pigs with Better Thermoregulation
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Tad Sonstegard, Recombinetics Inc.
A SLICK Way to Improve Dairy and Beef Production in the Tropics
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Nick Manson, CGIAR
Laying the Way: Preparing for the Introduction of Transgenic Trypanosome Resistant Animals into Sub-Saharan Africa
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Bruce Whitelaw, Roslin Institute
Genome Editing: The Hype is Justified
Wednesday, June 6, 2018    Post conference tour