Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing TechnologyBegin: Oct 11 '17, 1:00 pm | End: Oct 13 '17, 4:00 pm | Herrenhausen Palace
This International Workshop aims at evaluating current evidence for the nature and likelihood of genome editing risks and exploring potential for future developments and options for governance strategies. From October 11-13, 2017, it brings together international experts in genetic engineering, security studies and public policy at Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover.
The academies of science, including the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, are convening an international workshop of experts in genetic engineering, security studies and public policy. This workshop will examine the latest advances in genome editing and analyse current and potential applications in a wide range of organisms such as microbes, plants, animals and humans. Participants will also address the debates about their potential risks and misuse. The need for international dialogue is particularly important because of the rapid development and wide-spread use of genome editing tools, such as the CRISPR-Cas9 system, in countries with various, sometimes divergent, regulations and governance of research. The project will explore near- middle- and long-term security concerns - relating to intentional misuse - that may arise from these applications and discuss technical, operational, regulatory and governance strategies that may aid the scientific and security communities in preventing or mitigating those security concerns. A report summarising the workshop discussions will be published jointly by the academies.
International Workshop "Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology"
October 11 - 13, 2017
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany
The program for the International Workshop "Assessing the security implications of Genome editing technology" can be found in the column on the right. For additional instructions and background materials please visit nas-sites.org/dels/events/ge-security.
There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. If you would like to attend the workshop, please register by clicking on the registration link in the column on the right.
The conference language is English.
Venue and Public Transport
The international workshop is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a modern conference center in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take line 4 or 5 and get off at "Herrenhäuser Gärten".
Accommodation for Participants
Please note that you are responsible for booking your accommodation. As Hannover is a city that hosts many fairs, we recommend booking a hotel as soon as you register.
Please cancel your registration if you cannot attend the workshop. We have a waiting list for the meeting and can offer your place to another person if you cannot attend. Simply use the registration tool to cancel or send us an email.