Can Gene Drive Technology Help Address Health and Environmental Challenges?
The European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development will host the webinar “Research and innovation: What role for gene drive?” on October 29. The event aims to support internal EU discussions on the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, as well as to help define the EU’s position for the CBD COP-15.
The panel will gather specialists on gene drive, including Prof Austin Burt (Principal Investigator at Target Malaria), Prof Luke Alphey (Group Leader, Vector-borne Viral Diseases at The Pirbright Institute), Dr John Reeder (Director of WHO Research for Health Department), and Kent Redford (Member of the IUCN Task Force on Synthetic Biology).
Speakers will provide an overview of the technology, the challenges it seeks to solve, and the existing oversight and regulatory frameworks that guide its development. Participants will have the chance to learn more about the work that international and European bodies such as WHO, IUCN and EFSA are carrying out on gene drive.
Are you interested in participating? Register here!