ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series

Intersection of Science, Society and Policy - The Promise and Perils of Gene Editing
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Contact information
Contact person: 
Rafael Dezordi
Registration required: 
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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February 26, 2018

What time?

5:00-6:30 PM, meet the panelists from 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Room 12102, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier E Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5


The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science are delighted to invite you to the 1st public panel on the impact of emerging science and technology innovations on society. This panel will focus on gene editing technology and discuss how CRISPR works, who should be able to edit genes and where this technology could take us.

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa Opening remarks: Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada  Moderator: Dr. Marc Fortin, Vice-President, Research Partnerships Directorate, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada  Panelists:
  • Dr. Rob Annan, Vice-President, Genome Canada
  • Dr. Jennifer Kuzma, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, ISSP, University of Ottawa (Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University)
  • Dr. Janet Rossant, Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, SickKids/University of Toronto
Closing Remarks:  Helle Tosine, Past Board Chair, Royal Canadian Institute for Science