Do not miss the early bird registration deadline – April 20th!
The abstract submission has been closed and the abstracts are currently being reviewed.
More information is soon to follow.


If you have already registered, you can pay online by following this link, just do not forget to write your full name so we can link the payment to your registration correctly.

Confirmed Speakers

Keynote: Feng Zhang, MIT
Ailong Ke, Cornell University
Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University
Dipali Sashital, Iowa State University
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Eugene Koonin, NIH/NCBI

John van der Oost, Wageningen University
Karen L. Maxwell, University of Toronto
Kira S. Makarova, NIH/NCBI
Konstantin Severinov, Rutgers University
Martin Jinek, University of Zurich
Michael Terns, University of Georgia
Osamu Nureki, University of Tokyo

Peter Fineran, University of Otago
Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Biosciences
Rotem Sorek, Weizmann Institute of Science
Scott Bailey, Johns Hopkins University
Stan Brouns, Delft University of Technology
Sylvain Moineau, Laval University
Vic Myer, Editas


The program outline will be announced soon.

The scientific program is due to start around 9.00 a.m. on 20th June and we will wrap it up around 6.00 p.m. on 22nd June, when everyone will be invited for the conference dinner.


Registration date Conference Fee
until April 20, 2018 (early bird) 400 €
after April 20, 2018 500 €

The conference fee includes access to the conference, its materials, lunches and the conference dinner on Friday (but NOT accommodations or the Saturday trip to Trakai).

Important dates
The deadline for abstract submission is March 31st, 2018.
Early bird registration and conference fee payment deadline – April 20th, 2018.
Late registration deadline – May 20th, 2018.

Cancellation policy
A 50 Euros administration fee will be charged for cancellations with notice prior to May 20th, and the remainder of the deposit will be refunded. Regrettably, no refunds will be provided to cancellations within 30 days of the meeting, but registration may be transferred to other individuals with proper notice to the organizers.

Social program
Scientific proceedings will wrap up on Friday, and the conference dinner (included in the conference fee) will take place on Friday evening.
On Saturday, we offer an optional excursion to the historical city Trakai (30-45 min ride from the conference venue), where the picturesque Lithuanian natural landscape blends with ancient castles and a traditionally charming city. We will have the opportunity to experiment with traditional craftsmanship, and enjoy the various tastes of the Lithuanian food. An experienced guide will accompany us, and provide historical and cultural insights throughout our journey. We expect to be back in Vilnius around 16.00.


“Hotel Radisson Blue Lietuva”, Konstitucijos pr. 20, LT-09308 Vilnius Lithuania


We invite you to visit Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, and enjoy the beautiful sceneries and unique soul it has to offer. Situated on the boundary between two ancient – Latin and Byzantine – civilisations, Vilnius remains an interesting blend of various cultures.

Here you can find almost all styles of the European architecture on display. The most dominant style is baroque. Its exceptional historical and architectural features earned World Heritage Site title from UNESCO in 1994. The conference venue is located just a 15 minute walk from the Vilnius Old Town, so you will have plenty of opportunities to admire it.

Vilnius is a green city: parks, public gardens, reserves and other green areas cover nearly half of the city area. Vilnius has a wide selection of restaurants. National dishes are often potato-based; for example, “zeppelins” are balloon-shaped potato cakes filled with meat. Lithuanian beer is widely considered to be some of the best in the world.


Travelling Tips

From the airport to the venue

From Vilnius Airport (VNO) you can take bus number 3G and ride for ~25 min; the venue is located just 100m away from the 8th stop (called “Europos aikštė“). The 3G bus arrives every 5-10 min. If you are staying elsewhere, you can try to find a suitable bus here. You can buy a one-time ticket from the bus driver for 1 € or buy a special card (“Vilniečio kortelė“) for a long-term ticket from the local kiosks. Do not forget to mark or activate your ticket upon boarding the bus!

Alternatively, you can take a 15 min taxi drive for up to 10 €.


The official currency in Lithuania is euro. Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most (but not all) shops, hotels, and restaurants. However, cash-points are rather easily found in Vilnius.


Electricity in Lithuania is 220 Volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.


Generally, visas are not required for visiting Lithuania for less than 90 days. You can check if you have to acquire a Lithuanian visa by following this link.


June is usually warm in Vilnius but a jacket for cooler evenings and especially umbrella for a frequent rain are recommended.

Look around

Lithuania is a small country, so you can easily tour around and see it’s treasures.
Take a Culture Trip, ask Trip Advisor, or visit a local office.



Horizon Discovery


Locus Biosiences

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Enterprise Lithuania

Go Vilnius



Virginijus Siksnys

Vilnius University, Lithuania

Philippe Horvath

DuPont Nutrition and Health, France

Rodolphe Barrangou

North Carolina State University, USA

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