As part of the GeneConvene Global Collaborative‘s interests and efforts to support and promote learning and discussion around genetic biocontrol and gene drive technologies and associated issues, it hosts webinars regularly.
This is an archive of those webinars.
The Virtual Institute also aggregates webinars hosted by others and that collection can be viewed HERE.
Engineered Gene Drives: Policy and Regulatory Considerations - October-December 2020
Engineered Gene Drives: State of Research - September-October 2020
David O'Brochta and Hector Quemada,
GeneConvene Global Collaborative,
Engineered Gene Drives: State of Research
September 9,16,23,30, October 7, 14
11 am- 12:30pm
(Washington, D.C. -GMT -5)
This was 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 were aimed at other researchers and scientists, highlighting the latest investigations in this area of applied genetics.
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