Public Launch of EASAC Policy Report on "Genome Editing" on 4 May in Brussels
The EASAC report on "Genome Editing": Scientific opportunities, public interests, and policy options in the EU will be publicly launched in Brusselson 4 May 2017, 12:00-14:00, Palace of the Academies, Rue Ducale 1.
Join Europe's cutting-edge scientists at the launch of our genome editing report. These scientists are offering European policy-makers the latest evidence-based advice on ground-breaking research involving genome editing and plants, animals, microbes and patients.
Policy-makers must ensure that the regulation of applications is
- 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 Kuehn 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]
Presentations of the launch event:
Professor Volker ter Meulen, Chair of the EASAC Working Group
Professor Lovell-Badge, The Francis Crick Instituteback to overview