Engineered Gene Drives: Policy and Regulatory Considerations Webinar Series by The GeneConvene Global Collaborative October-December 2020

Hector Quemada and David O'Brochta,  GeneConvene Global Collaborative,  2020.

Engineered Gene Drives: Policy and Regulatory Considerations
October 21, 28, November 4, 18, December 2 
11 am- 12:30pm
(Washington, D.C. -GMT -5)

This was a series of public seminars by experts on policy and regulatory affairs who will speak about the research and development of engineered gene drive  Presentations were aimed at scientists, policy makers, regulators and the general public.

Oct. 21    Overview of Regulatory Frameworks Covering Gene Drives . (1:30:25)

Speaker 1: Wadzanayi Mandivenyi, Head of Biosafety Unit, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (08:00 – 28:00 +question at end)

Speaker 2:  Marion Law,  Team Lead, Prequalification Team-Vector Control Products, World Health Organization (28:00 – 1:03:00 + question at end)

Oct. 28   Regional Development of Regulatory Policies on Gene Drives and Risk Assessment. 

Martin Lema, Quilmes National University, Argentina.

Nov. 4    The Value of Existing Regulatory Approaches for Risk Assessments of Gene Drive Organisms. 

Speaker 1: Michael Bonsall, Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford

Speaker 2:  Owain Edwards, Domain Leader, Environment & Biocontrol CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform

Nov 18    Regulatory and Governace Challenges Posed by Gene Drives . 

Speaker 1: Natalie Koffer, Founder of Editing Nature; Lecturer, Harvard Scientific Citizenship Initiative

Speaker 2:  Jesse Reynolds, Emmett /Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law


Questions and Answers not captured in November 18 recording

Dec 2   Environmental Impact Assessments and Gene Drive Applications. 

Speaker 1: Willy Tonui, Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Health and Safety Consultancy, Ltd.

Speaker 2:  Katharine Gotto Walton, Chair, The Social Practice Forum