Can gene drive eliminate vector-borne diseases?
The potential uses and impacts of gene drive technologies are a topic of growing interest at the international and national level in many countries. The Gene Drive Webinar Series aims to help promote a productive and balanced conversation on the benefits and risks of possible gene drive applications, providing factual and accurate information that can help place the discussion under the Convention on Biological Diversity in context.
On the third webinar of the series, experts walk you through:
- status of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue in Africa and Asia
- gene drive application to limit the spread of vector-borne diseases
- usefulness and limitations of gene drive approaches in vector-borne diseases control
The webinar is hosted by the ISAAA SEAsiaCenter and co-organized with the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research and the ISAAA Biotechnology Information Centers. Registration to the webinar is free and open to all.
Prof. Eng Eong Ooi
Professor, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Duke-NUS Medical School
Dr. Chun Hong Chen
Associate Investigator, Institute of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Dr. Maria Vittoria Mancini
Polo d'Innovazione di Genomica, Genetica e Biologia (Polo GGB)
Dr. Sheetal Silal
Director, Modelling and Simulation Hub, Africa (MASHA)
University of Cape Town
2021 Gene Drive Webinar Series
- What is gene Drive?
- Could gene drive approaches be used to protecting nature and recover biodiversity loss?
- Can gene drive eliminate vector-borne diseases?
- Regulatory and governance considerations for gene drive research
- Overview of malaria and dengue - Prof. Eng Eong Ooi
- Why do we need a gene drive mosquito? - Dr.. Chun-Hong Chen
- Usefulness and limitations of agene drive approach to vectore-borne diseases control - Dr. Maria Vittoria Mancini