Empiricist League 19 | CRISPR: The Emerging Future of Gene Editing

Empiricist League 19 | CRISPR: The Emerging Future of Gene Editing

Ellen Jorgensen, PhD, Adam Bolt, Sarah Richardson, PhD

Wed · March 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Empiricist League
Empiricist League
Empiricist League 20
The History of the Future - Steampunk, Spacesuits, and Beyond

What are the real life historical origins of steampunk? Why does the science fiction of the Victorian age appeal to us, and what are its roots in the actual discoveries and scientists of that time? How did thinkers in the past view the future and how are today's thinkers envisioning the future?

Join us for the Empiricist League’s twentieth gathering, featuring presentations about the science of steampunk, past visions of urban futures, and designing outerwear for outer space.
Ellen Jorgensen, PhD
Ellen Jorgensen, PhD
CRISPR 101: “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats” Made Easy
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Fast, Cheap, and Easy? Beyond the CRISPR Hype

As co-founder of Genspace, Brooklyn’s Community Biotech Lab, Ellen has developed a haven for entrepreneurship, innovation and citizen science. Her efforts have been widely chronicled, including in Science, Wired, and The New York Times, and her TED Talks have received millions of views. In 2014 Fast Company named Genspace one of the World’s Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education, and in 2016 ​they named Ellen as one of the top Creative Leaders in Business. ​Genspace ​has received major funding from the Simons Foundation, the Pinkerton Foundation, and the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. Dr. Jorgensen will give to the Empiricist League a download on the basics of CRISPR.

Adam Bolt
Adam Bolt
Adam Bolt is filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He was the editor and co-writer of Inside Job (2011), which won an Academy Award winner for Best Documentary; He was editor, writer, and senior producer of Showtime’s Emmy-award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously; editor and co-producer of the The Recruiter (HBO), which won a Columbia duPont award for excellence in broadcast journalism in 2010. Adam will speak to the Empiricist League about what inspired him to direct his upcoming feature length film about CRISPR.
Sarah Richardson, PhD
Sarah Richardson, PhD
The Germ Wrangler: The Future of CRISPR and Gene Editing
Sarah Richardson, aka “The Germ Wrangler”, has a BS in biology from the University of Maryland and a PhD in human genetics and molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2015 she was awarded a L'Oréal Women in Science postdoctoral fellowship to pursue her work on cryptic CRISPR systems. As chief scientist of Ignition Genomics she is dedicated to the development of clever genetic tools for overlooked or underexploited bacteria. This past October, Richardson’s SXSW Eco Keynote, “The Planet is a Cookbook: Genetic Engineering Recipes for the Future” was lauded as one of the best moments of SXSW Eco. Dr. Richardson will speak to the Empiricist League about what’s on the horizon for gene editing.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/