Event info
Date:23 Sep
Time:2 Days
Venue:Ghent, Belgium
Contact person
Nicole Mastrell

Nicole Mastrell

Event Manager & PA to CEO


+45 6141 8634

Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (4th edition)

The Genome Engineering field has been revolutionized by CRISPR technologies, resulting in rapid, affordable and multiplex editing of genomes. Moreover, the number of CRISPR applications is continuously increasing. Next to this, progress in the Synthetic Biology field has been accelerated by recent developments in DNA synthesis and assembly technologies, and the expansion of the genetic code.

During this two day conference, the latest developments in the fields of Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology will be presented by over 30 speakers from academia and industry. The world-renowned academics will showcase their latest research breaktroughs, while the technology developers in industry present their disruptive new technology platforms which drive the field forward.

After three successful editions (organized in Sept 2013, January 2016 and January 2018) featuring each time ~300 attendees, we hope to further increase the impact of our meeting in this field.

Date: 23 & 24 Sept 2021
Venue: De Bijloke, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Members of MVA can get a 15% discount on the registration fees by using the following codes:

Academic: 00GESB21-15-MVA-a
Industry: 00GESB21-15-MVA-i



Abstract deadline 24-Jun 2021
Early bird deadline 08-Jul 2021
Late reg. deadline 19-Aug 2021

Travel Grants:

We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending GESB20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the ‘Apply for a grant’ button before 24 June 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of June. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant.