Derek Jantz | Co-Founder And Cso
Precision Biosciences

Derek Jantz, Co-Founder And Cso, Precision Biosciences

Derek is a 15-year veteran of the genome editing industry. As a protein engineer, he was an early developer of zinc finger technology and has spent most of his research career designing proteins for genome editing applications. He has a B.A. in biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Derek’s passions include writing holiday themed poetry and finding ways to slip sci-fi references into corporate presentations. Dr. Jantz co-founded Precision BioSciences in 2006 after co-inventing a novel method for modifying the DNA-recognition properties of homing endonucleases. Since that time, he has served as VP of Scientific Development and Chief Scientific Officer.


Conference Day 1: Thursday 16th May 2019 @ 16:05

Translating in vivo genome editing capabilities into therapeutics

  • Optimizing the nuclease to ensure in vivo specificity
  • Determining the best delivery system
  • Evaluating appropriate disease models

Conference Day 2: Friday 17th May 2019 @ 09:00

Keynote panel discussion: Exploring advances in gene editing technology, therapeutics and research

· Best strategies for implementing new methods across the field of clinical research, now and for the future· Optimisation of the delivery of gene editing technology, · How to minimise off-target effects and mutations for the safe and effective delivery of gene editing technology· Discussion of ethical and regulatory challenges, current legislation, how to navigate ethical concerns in light of the growing scale of genome editing. Most recently the CRISPR babies that were born in 2018
last published: 21/Mar/19 09:25 GMT

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