Genome Editing Webinar Series – September 8 and 9, 2021

Join us online 3-5pm on September 8 and 9, 2021 to discuss genome editing, regulation and commercialisation in agriculture. With speakers from around the world, these two events will present a truly global view.

DAY ONE – Genome Editing: What Does Proportionate Regulation Look Like?

3:00pm – Opening Remarks by Moderator Dr. Thomas McLoughlin, GMO Expert, former regulator with Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland (retired)

3:05pm – Presentation on Japan’s regulatory oversight of Genome Editing
Speaker: Mieko Kasai, Ph.D, Center for Environment, Health and Field Sciences, Japanview presentation

3:20pm – Q&A on Japan

3:30pm – Presentation on Canada’s regulatory oversight of Genome Editing
Speaker: Krista Thomas, Vice President for Trade Policy & Seed Innovation, Canada Grains Councilview presentation

3:45pm – Q&A on Canada

3:55pm – Presentation on Argentina/South American approach
Speaker: Martin Lema, National University of Quilmesview presentation

4:10pm – Q&A on Argentina

4:20pm – Presentation on government response to England’s Genome Editing consultation
Speaker: Steve Morgan, GM Resources Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairsview presentation

4:35pm – Q&A on UK

4:45pm – Free discussion

4:55pm – Wrap-up by Moderator

5:00pm – Close

Duration: 2 hr 4 min 30 sec
Recording password: hBpn9fa@


DAY TWO – Gene Editing: What Could Commercial or Consumer Benefits Look Like?

3:00pm – Opening Remarks by Helen Munday, President, Institute of Food Science and Technology

3:05pm – Presentation on Sanatech Seeds’ “heart healthy” tomato – richer in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), known to prevent high blood pressure
Speakers: Prof. Ezura Hiroshi , University of Tsukuba and Mr. Takeshita, Chairman and Representative Director, Sanatech Seedsview presentation

3:20pm – Q&A for Sanatech

3:30pm – Presentation by Calyxt USA on their genome edited crops
Speaker: Chloe Pavely, Global Regulatory Director, Calyxt, Inc.

3:45pm – Q&A for Calyxt, Inc.

3:55pm – Presentation on genome editing pigs for virus resistance
Speakers: Professor Bruce Whitelaw, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and Dr. Elena Rice, Chief Scientific Officer, Genus plcview presentation

4:10pm – Q&A for Roslin/Genus

4:20pm – Presentation by Pairwise USA on their genome edited fresh produce
Speaker: Dan Jenkins, Head of Regulatory and Quality, Pairwise

4:35pm – Q&A for Pairwise

4:45pm – Free discussion

4:55pm – Wrap-up by Moderator

5:00pm – Meeting Close

Duration: 2 hr 2 min 22 sec
Recording password: 3tSuWeB*