Regulatory and governance considerations for gene drive research

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 fourth webinar of the series, experts answer the following questions:

  • How are gene drives governed globally?
  • What are the available guidance resources for responsible research?
  • What are the requirements for engagement and public consultation?

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.

Speakers

Dr. Flerida Carino
Member, Department of Science and Technology
Biosafety Committee, Philippines

Dr. Andy Shepard
Research Director, Managing Invasive Species & Diseases
CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Program

Ms. Naima Sykes
Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Target Malaria

Moderator

Dr. Vibha Ahuja
Chief General Manager
Biotech Consortium India Limited