Speaker Spotlight: Jennifer Doudna, PhD to deliver the President's Guest Plenary Lecture


Speaker Spotlight: Jennifer Doudna, PhD to deliver the President’s Guest Plenary Lecture

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.

President’s Guest Plenary Lecture: CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity | Monday, Oct. 18, 8:30 – 9:15 am

We are excited to announce Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D. as a lecture speaker at the ASRM 2021 Scientific Congress & Expo. She will be presenting the President’s Guest Plenary Lecture on Monday, October 18, 2021, 8:30 am to 9:15 am, immediately following the Opening Ceremony.

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D. is a biochemist at UC Berkeley, Founder of the Innovative Genomics Institute, co-inventor of CRISPR technology, and the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair and a Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her groundbreaking development of CRISPR-Cas9 as a genome engineering technology, with collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, earned the two the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and forever changed the course of human and agricultural genomics research. In addition to her scientific achievements, Doudna is also a leader in public discussion of the ethical implications of genome editing for human biology and societies, and advocates for thoughtful approaches to the development of policies around the safe use of CRISPR technology. Doudna is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes, and the President of the Innovative Genomics Institute. She co-founded and serves on the advisory panel of several companies that use CRISPR technology in unique ways. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Doudna is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Society and has received numerous other honors. She is the co-author of A Crack in Creation, a personal account of her research and the societal and ethical implications of gene editing.


Don’t Miss Kick-Off!

ASRM 2021 starts with the Opening Ceremony at 7:45 am on Monday, October 18th.

No conference officially begins without a little fanfare! If you’re attending the Congress, convene with your fellow attendees Monday 7:45 am for the Opening Ceremony.

Learn more about what is happening at ASRM and what you can expect from this year’s Congress and Expo. Arrive early for complimentary breakfast!

Expand Your Options With On-Demand

On-demand content eliminates the stress of deciding between sessions.

If you’re attending ASRM 2021 in Baltimore, your registration also includes access to all of the on-demand Congress sessions and poster wall, which will be accessible through December 31, 2021. Attend one session in person and watch the rest later!

Not able to attend in person? Choose the on-demand option at registration to access content from anywhere through the end of the year.

On-demand excludes roundtables, lunch symposia, and other non-recorded sessions.

We look forward to seeing you at ASRM 2021!

Benefiting the ASRM Research Institute

All Congress attendees are invited to a festive evening of fine dining at the ASRM President’s Gala on Sunday, October 17th beginning at 6 pm. Purchase your ticket when you register for the Congress.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Premier Sponsor of the 2021 President’s Gala.

ASRM 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols
For the health and safety of those attending the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo in Baltimore, ASRM is implementing safety protocols, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees, staff, and third-party workers at the meeting.

In-person participants will be required to show onsite proof of vaccination using the Health Pass on the free CLEAR mobile app. Details and instructions will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting.

Regarding mask requirements, ASRM will operate according to CDC guidelines and local health department regulations in effect at the time of the meeting.

Attendees should also:

  • Socially distance when possible;
  • Stay home if sick or exposed to COVID-19; and
  • Consult with a healthcare provider about attending if you have underlying health conditions or a weakened immune system.

Those unable to attend in person may access the program by registering for the on-demand Congress.

ASRM will continue to closely monitor news and guidance on the COVID-19 virus and increase health and safety precautions if deemed necessary.