CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing:

Holy Grail or Doomsday for humankind, 

Arranged by Biobio Society

On Thursday 30.3. lecture hall 3f

9.30 Welcome
Dr Hannu Koistinen, Chairman of the Biobio Society and Dr Kristiina Mäkinen, Vice-Chairman of the Biobio Society

9.40 Introduction to genome editing and future of CRISPR-Cas9 for the treatment of genetic diseases
Dr Kirmo Wartiovaara, University of Helsinki

10.30 CRISPR/Cas9 in gene expression regulation
Diego Balboa, University of Helsinki

11.00 Lunch and Exhibition

12.30 Plant genome editing: First CRISPR meal served, did it taste good?
Professor Stefan Jansson, Umeå University

13.15 Coffee and refreshments

13.40 One small edit for man, one giant edit for mankind?
The ethical issues of genome editing
Dr Heidi Carmen Howard, Uppsala University

14.25-15.45 Panel discussion
moderator: Dr Erkki Raulo, all speakers and audience