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Gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9: from science to society

10 September 2019 | Auditorium Corino de Andrade, i3S

 

This open scientific meeting is part of IMGENE, a Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) European Training Network (ETN) focusing on improving genome editing efficiency. Reflecting the width of the project, the meeting addresses scientific and technological as well as societal and regulatory aspects of genome editing.

Our ambition has been to put together a program for academics and other professionals with an interest in the issue. The morning session entitled Optimising methodology and overcoming obstacles in applications of CRISPR-Cas9 across model systems is aimed especially for scientists who are using or planning to use CRISPR-Cas9 in their research. We hope that not only these scientists but indeed the wider academic community will find the afternoon session Regulation and governance of gene editing relevant.

 

The Organizing Committee
Anna Olsson, Pedro Dias Ramos and José Bessa

 

Program

09:00-12:45 Morning session

Optimising methodology and overcoming obstacles in applications of CRISPR-Cas9 across model systems

Manuel Gonçalves, University of Leiden
José Bessa, i3S
Pinar Akcakaya, Astra Zeneca

 

14:30-18:00 Afternoon session

Regulation and governance of gene editing

Joyce Tait, University of Edinburgh (via teleconference)
Ana Sofia Carvalho, Catholic University and European Group on Ethics of Science and New Technologies
Lucas Evers, Waag Foundation

 

18:00 Wine and cheese

Registration

Registration is free, but mandatory.
Registration deadline: 5 September 2019

 

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