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Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit

Park City, Utah

June 3-6, 2018


Deadline Extended till April 30th

Abstract Instructions and Submission


Remarkable developments in genome editing are revolutionizing medicine and agriculture as large animal genomes can, for the first time, be modified with sophistication and efficiency so far only achievable in the mouse. This technology allows for improvement in livestock production traits, agricultural animal health and welfare, and generation of more refined large animal models for biomedical applications. The summit will bring together reproductive biologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, animal model developers, preclinical and clinical researchers, and representatives of federal research and regulatory agencies.


The Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit will:

1. Provide updates on genetic engineering technologies, including genome editing, and their biomedical and agricultural applications in academia and industry.

2. Engage federal agencies, industry representatives and academic researchers in a policy development forum. The focus of this panel discussion will be to: broadly define large animal research areas/topics that include transgenesis; and develop joint strategies to improve funding focused on developing the best animal models for a given trait/disease (dual purpose with dual benefit and beyond).

Conference registration includes all sessions, printed proceedings, an opening reception, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and lunch on the first and last days.

The second day of the conference includes time in the afternoon to explore the Park City area. Enjoy the city’s shops, galleries and restaurants, use the local bike share service (with an electric motor boost), visit Utah State University’s Swaner EcoCenter and Preserve, see athletes training or experience a bobsled ride or ski jump yourself at the Utah Olympic Park which was the site of many events in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Find out more about activities at the conference resort on their website.

Post-conference Tour of Utah State Facilities

Tour USU’s animal facilities, labs, Utah Science Technology and Research initiative facilities, and farms. Transportation to Logan and lunch will be provided. The tour includes a brief stop at the Utah State University Botanical Center for a brief tour led by the center’s director. The tour will leave Park City at 8 a.m. and conclude in Salt Lake City at approximately 5 p.m. at the Little America Hotel, which is centrally located in downtown Salt Lake City and near a number of other hotels and a stop on the city’s light rail system which also serves the Salt Lake International Airport. Participants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements for that evening in Salt Lake City. Space is limited and advance registration is required.


Platinum Sponsors

Utah State Agricultural Experiment Station
United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Utah Science Technology and Research initiative
Washington State University Center for Reproductive Biology

Bronze Sponsors

International Trans Tech SocietyRegistration discount for ISTT members.
Sab Capra
Exemplar Genetics
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