The Weizmann Institute of Science is proud to host the 16th Transgenic Technology Meeting TT2020 in Israel. Science and technology serve as unifying languages that bridge between people and nations. Even before its establishment, Israel made investment in science, technology and higher education a priority. Indeed, the Weizmann Institute, founded in Rehovot by the future first President of the State of Israel, well predated the establishment of the state. Animal transgenesis in Israel has been pioneered by the Weizmann Institute, since the 1980s.
For the 16th Transgenic Technology Meeting, we are planning a diverse program reflecting recent innovations in gene editing technology and the applications of CRISPR to animal models. The program will include lecture sessions, panel discussions and round tables on developmental, technical, clinical and ethical aspects of animal genome engineering. We are privileged to be welcoming an array of world class speakers to the meeting.
For TT2020 delegates, a visit to Israel will provide direct exposure to world-class Israeli science whilst at the same time they will experience for themselves the contrasts to be found within Israel’s tiny country. The bridge where Europe, Africa and Asia intersect; cornerstone to the three major monotheistic religions; where ancient meets modern, history jostles with innovation and science contrasts with religion, Israel is so much more than a collection of international news headlines. The weather in Israel in October is pleasant with plenty of sunny days and the sea is still warm.
On the stunning campus at the Weizmann Institute with its modern conference center, and assisted by our experienced Conference Division team, our meeting guests can expect a warm reception and outstanding hospitality.
Together with all the organizing committee we are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Israel, to what promises to be an exciting and event-packed meeting.
Rebecca Haffner Ph.D.
Chair, TT2020 Organizing Committee