• Atelier
  • Séminaire
  • Plateforme Biologie
  • Université de Berne

Rigi Workshop 2019: Editing the code of human life – biological, ethical and legal perspectives

Rigi Workshop, where disciplines meet

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Lieu de l'activité
Hotel Rigi Kulm

Lieu de rassemblement

Rigi Kulm
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The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to learn from each other and to understand the different challenges and opportunities associated with human genome editing.

Genome editing enables the deletion, modification or introduction of gene sequences. With the discovery of the CRISPR/Cas9 system it became a method which is broadly applicable and highly specific, also in humans. For biologists it is a new, powerful and important tool, lawyers are confronted with regulatory challenges and for ethicists it raises different questions of how and for what purposes the technology should be applied. During the workshop a particular focus will be set on the context of reproductive medicine, where we will compare the new challenges with similar questions that previously confronted our society.

This 3-day course is held in English


  • ‚‚Prof. Dr. Isabel Roditi, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern
  • ‚‚Prof. Dr. Claudia Seitz, Faculty of Law, University of Basel
  • ‚‚Dr. Anna Deplazes Zemp, Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich

Workshop format

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Plenary discussions
  • Poster sessions

Isabel Roditi (Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern)
Luzia Guyer and Pia Stieger (Swiss Academy of Sciences)

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Organisateur principal

Plateforme Biologie

Organisateur principal

Université de Berne


Plateforme Biologie
Maison des académies
Case postale
3001 Berne

+41 31 306 93 38

Informations de paiement

Registration fee: CHF 150.–
(Course material, accommodation and meals are covered by the organizers)

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Langues: Anglais