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vicki.thomson@adelaide.edu.au

08 8313 1466

9:00 AM November 22 - 5:00 PM November 23, 2018
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Add to Calendar 22/11/2018 9:00 AM 23/11/2018 5:00 PM Australia/Sydney Fenner conference on the environment: The use of gene drive technology in conservation

This conference presents an opportunity for researchers working on gene drives in Australia, New Zealand and internationally to meet with administrative and policy experts to discuss the impacts of gene drives, develop best practice/strategies to manage and mitigate the potential hazards involved, and disseminate this information to a broad and interested audience.

About the speakers

Philipp Messer

Population geneticist at Cornell

Philipp is interested in a broad range of questions in evolutionary biology and population genetics. A particular focus of his lab lies in studying cases of rapid adaptation that provide the opportunity to observe evolution in real-time and repeatedly.

Paul Thomas

Head of the Genome Editing Facility at the University of Adelaide

Paul's research focuses on the development of CRISPR/CAS9 genome editing technology for a range of applications including generation and analysis of mouse models for neurodevelopmental disorders and synthetic gene drives for invasive pest suppression.

Margaret Byrne

Director of the Science and Conservation Division, Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife

Margaret is the Director of the Science and Conservation Division where she is active in the interface between science and policy in biodiversity conservation and management.

Thomas Prowse

Mathematical ecologist

Thomas uses empirical analyses and computational modelling to address applied ecological questions in the fields of wildlife management, fisheries, conservation biology, invasion ecology and disease ecology.

Rachel Ankeny

Bioethicist

Rachel is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar whose areas of expertise cross three fields: history/philosophy of science, bioethics and science policy, and food studies.

For more conference details please visit the 

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Contact Information

vicki.thomson@adelaide.edu.au

08 8313 1466

9:00 AM November 22 - 5:00 PM November 23, 2018

Fenner conference on the environment: The use of gene drive technology in conservation

This conference presents an opportunity for researchers working on gene drives in Australia, New Zealand and internationally to meet with administrative and policy experts to discuss the impacts of gene drives, develop best practice/strategies to manage and mitigate the potential hazards involved, and disseminate this information to a broad and interested audience.

About the speakers

Philipp Messer

Population geneticist at Cornell

Philipp is interested in a broad range of questions in evolutionary biology and population genetics. A particular focus of his lab lies in studying cases of rapid adaptation that provide the opportunity to observe evolution in real-time and repeatedly.

Paul Thomas

Head of the Genome Editing Facility at the University of Adelaide

Paul's research focuses on the development of CRISPR/CAS9 genome editing technology for a range of applications including generation and analysis of mouse models for neurodevelopmental disorders and synthetic gene drives for invasive pest suppression.

Margaret Byrne

Director of the Science and Conservation Division, Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife

Margaret is the Director of the Science and Conservation Division where she is active in the interface between science and policy in biodiversity conservation and management.

Thomas Prowse

Mathematical ecologist

Thomas uses empirical analyses and computational modelling to address applied ecological questions in the fields of wildlife management, fisheries, conservation biology, invasion ecology and disease ecology.

Rachel Ankeny

Bioethicist

Rachel is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar whose areas of expertise cross three fields: history/philosophy of science, bioethics and science policy, and food studies.

For more conference details please visit the Fenner conference website

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