Event Details

Monday, 18 September 2017 - Monday, 18 September 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 3.142, Building 80
UQ Location:
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (St Lucia)
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07 3365 2206
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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is a genetic modification technology that many believe is poised to transform the life sciences and revolutionise genetic engineering. Described as a “word processor for genes” and “disruptive biotech”, CRISPR is a techno-scientific instrument that allows for the removal, addition, or alteration of the genetic code that can be used on any organism.

This colloquium, hosted by the UQ Law, Science and Technology Program, will provide an overview of CRISPR, its possible societal ramifications, and the legal structures surrounding its potential uses and regulation. The goal is to generate, facilitate and inform public debate around this new technology. In the process, we hope to initiate discussion and collaboration between multidisciplinary experts from law, government, and science who are interested in CRISPR and the role it will play in the future.

• Professor Jimmy Botella, The University of Queensland
• Assistant Professor Ben Hurlbut, Arizona State University
• Associate Professor Ainsley Newson, University of Sydney

• Paul Barclay, Presenter/Producer, Big Ideas, ABC Radio National

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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