York Science Forum-Hacking the Genome: The Brave New World of Gene Editing
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about the new gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 and how it is transforming the world of bioengineering.
Moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio One’s Ideas, the event will feature a keynote talk by 2016 Gairdner International awardee Feng Zhang, bioengineer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and co-developer of the CRISPR technology.
A panel discussion will follow and also include:
Janet Rossant - President and Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, Senior Scientist at SickKids, and University Professor at the University of Toronto
Mark Bayfield - Biology Professor in the Faculty of Science at York University
6:30 PM - Doors open
7:00 PM - Public lecture followed by panel discussion
8:30 PM - Event close
For more information, please visit: science.yorku.ca