Genome Editing Webinar Series Recording

The recording of the genome editing webinar series on regulation and commercialisation in agriculture is available here. With speakers from around the world, our two events presented a truly global view, and you will also find each of their presentations here.

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*