GeneConvene Global Collaborative Webinar Series

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

GeneConvene Global Collaborative Webinar Series

Engineered Gene Drives: State of Research
September 9,16,23,30, October 7, 14
11 am- 12:30pm
(Washington, D.C. -GMT -5)

This is a series of public scientific and technical seminars by researchers actively involved in the research and development of engineered gene drive and related systems. Presentations will be aimed at other researchers and scientists, highlighting the latest investigations in this area of applied genetics.  All are welcome.

Presentations are 45-50 minutes followed by questions and answers.

Not a convenient time? Webinars will be recorded and promptly posted on the GeneConvene Virtual Institute and questions will be taken for 48 hours after the initial presentation. The speaker’s responses will be attached to the original presentation.

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Sept. 9 Gene-drive systems for mosquito population modification.
Anthony James, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Sept. 16 Manipulation wild populations using Cleave and Rescue (ClvR) selfish genetic elements.
Bruce Hay, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Sept 23 Advanced genetic control of human disease vectors.
Omar Akbari, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Sept 30 Transmission Zero: Converting malaria vector mosquitoes into non-vectors via minimal genetic modifications.
George Christophides, Ph.D., Imperial College, London
Oct 7 Anoheles gambiae population suppression gene drive technologies.
Andrea Crisanti, Ph.D. Imperial College, London
Oct 14 Engineered Genetic Incompatibility- species-like barriers to sexual reproducing insects.
Michael Smanski, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Questions?   Contact the GeneConvene Virtual Institute.