The last webinar will focus on how we deal with new technologies as a society with the example of CRISPR. We will discuss technology impact assessments and the precautionary principle and their impact on the use of new technologies.
- Harald König (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) Karlsruhe)
- Monika Betzler (Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) Munich)
Moderator: Thomas Häusler
The webinar will be held in English with the option to ask questions in German and French.
CRISPR as a revolutionary technology
This webinar we will give you an overview about how CRISPR is being used and developed. In a first part we would like to introduce the technology itself to you. This part will cover questions like: What is CRISPR/Cas9 and what new features have been developed in the recent years? What will CRISPR be able to do in the future? In a second input we will give you a summary about the current state of patents on CRISPR and what this could tell us how the technology will be developed and used in the future.
CRISPR and food production
This webinar will focus on CRISPR in agriculture and food production. We will provide you with an overview of how CRISPR is being used in plant breeding. Furthermore, we will look at genome editing in the broader context of sustainable agriculture. And finally, we will discuss the consumers' perspectives when it comes to genome edited foods.