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Next Generation Gene Technology

21 June, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free to attend
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In 2003 the world celebrated the success of the billion-dollar project to map the entire human genome. 15 years later, the ability to rapidly and cheaply sequence DNA combined with advances in ICT for massive data analysis promise to transform our approach to health, agriculture and the environment.

In tandem, recent breakthroughs in gene editing technology have opened the door to a new era of genetic improvements that could improve animal and human health and agricultural yields, and reduce the impact of invasive species.

Expert panellists will answer questions and discuss the opportunities and challenges for next generation gene technology in Australia.

  • Nikola Bowden – medical researcher, University of Newcastle.
  • Jeremy Brownlie – molecular biologist, Griffith University.
  • Judith Jones – legal academic and Chair, Australian Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee.
  • TJ Higgins – agricultural biotechnologist, CSIRO.
  • Raj Bhula – Australian Gene Technology Regulator.

12:30pm Talk and panel discussion

1:30pm Light refreshments

This event is presented by Science & Technology Australia in partnership with the Australian Academy of Science.



21 June, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free to attend
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