Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?

Progress Educational Trust
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
19 March 2019

Sandy Starr, Communications Manager at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Deputy Director of the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Dr Gillian Wright, Senior Researcher at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Neva Haites, Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Dr Calum MacKellar, Director of Research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Dr Sarah Chan, Principal Investigator at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019

A free-to-attend public event about the ethical and scientific boundaries of genome editing, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and supported by the Scottish Government.
Online booking for this event has now closed. If you wish to attend and you have not yet booked, please arrive at the venue in good time and we will take your details at registration.
This evening event will be preceded by an afternoon symposium in the same venue, exploring related topics in greater depth. Further details of the symposium can be found here.
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SPEAKERS

Bruce Whitelaw Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Deputy Director of the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Professor of Animal Biotechnology and Deputy Director at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute
Pioneer in research involving transgenic and genome-edited animals

Dr Gillian Wright Dr Gillian Wright, Senior Researcher at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Senior Researcher at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics
Previously a Researcher in Respiratory Medicine and a Registrar in Palliative Medicine

Neva Haites Neva Haites, Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics, and former Head of Life Sciences and Medicine, at the University of Aberdeen
Member of the Working Party that produced the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' recent report Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and Ethical Issues

Dr Calum MacKellar Dr Calum MacKellar, Director of Research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Director of Research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, and Visiting Lecturer in Bioethics at St Mary's University
Coeditor of the books The Ethics of the New Eugenics and Chimera's Children

Dr Sarah Chan Dr Sarah Chan, Principal Investigator at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Principal Investigator in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Member of Genomics England's Ethics Advisory Committee

CHAIR

Sandy Starr Sandy Starr, Communications Manager at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Communications Manager at the Progress Educational Trust (PET)
Coauthor of the report Basic Understanding of Genome Editing, and author of related commentary

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

The Scottish Government, supporter of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019