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Launch of EASAC policy report on "Genome Editing"

Thursday 04 May

Time and Location

  • Brussels, Belgium

Launch event of EASAC policy report on "Genome Editing": Scientific opportunities, public interests, and policy options in the EU

4 May 2017, 12:00 – 14:00, Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels

at the Rubens Room (in the main building)

You are invited to join the launch of our report on genome editing in which we give advice to European policy-makers on ground-breaking research involving genome editing and plants, animals, microbes and patients. We emphasise that policy-makers must ensure that the regulation of applications is evidence-based, takes into account likely benefits as well as hypothetical risks, and is proportionate and sufficiently flexible to cope with future advances in the science.


[12:00 light lunch available]

12:30 Opening by EASAC President Professor Thierry Courvoisier

Review of EASAC project outputs EASAC Programme Director Professor Volker ter Meulen

Human Genome Editing and further considerations Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

13:15 Panel discussion with:

Professor Joachim Schiemann Julius Kühn-Institute, Germany

Professor Bert Rima Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Professor Klaus Tanner University of Heidelberg, Germany


13:45 Open discussion of the panel with the audience

14:00 Close of event [followed by coffee]


Further inputs are awaiting confirmation.


Register for the event here!

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