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CRISPR/Cas for genome editing – today and tomorrow

The CRISPR/Cas technology has revolutionized the field of genome editing. The technology has been widely adopted in research and is leading to the development of a wide range of applications. But how do we deal with new technologies like CRISPR as a society? Is CRISPR the new golden standard in somatic gene therapy? How can CRISPR contribute to agriculture and food production? And who will have the right to use the technology in the future? Come and join the conversation with scientists in the field in our webinars on "CRISPR/Cas for genome editing – today and tomorrow"

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Participation in the webinars is free of charge, but registration is required. Please note that a separate registration is necessary for each of the four webinars.

The webinars will be held in English with the option to ask questions in German and French.

The webinar series is organized by the Forum for Genetic Research with the support of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).


Webinar #1: CRISPR as a revolutionary technology

Speakers: Randall Platt (ETH Zurich) and Heinz Müller (former IPI)

Moderator: Thomas Häusler (SRF)

Date: March 23rd (4-5:30pm)


Webinar #2: CRISPR and food production

Speakers: Dirk Inzé (VIB-UGent), Angela Bearth (ETH Zurich), Matin Qaim (University of Goettingen)

Moderator: Thomas Häusler (SRF)

Date: April 19th (4-6pm)


Webinar #3: CRISPR and somatic gene therapy

Speakers: Jacob Corn (ETH Zurich) and Samia Hurst (University of Geneva)

Moderator: Thomas Häusler (SRF)

Date: April 28th (4-5:30pm)


Webinar #4: CRISPR and society

Speakers: Monika Betzler (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich) and Harald König (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis Karlsruhe)

Moderator: Thomas Häusler (SRF)

Date: May 18th (4-5:30pm)


  • Gene technology
  • Genome editing
  • Life sciences


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