Enabling Innovation- Genome Editing and the Canadian Regulatory Environment
Join us for a substantive overview of gene editing innovation in Canada. Our program aims:
- Share information on the opportunities for innovation in gene editing in both the plant and animal science fields in Canada
- Review the current regulatory environment and ongoing industry and government efforts toward regulatory program modernization for gene editing in plant and animals in Canada.
- Identify actions which can be taken by the animal and plant agriculture value chains and academia to further encourage a positive regulatory climate for innovation in gene editing in Canada.
- Overview of global regulation of genome editing and results of Canadian plant breeders survey, Stuart Smyth, Associate Professor, U Sask.
- Regulatory landscape in commodity plant agriculture: Current industry/government work underway to clarify the PNT approach, Ian Affleck, VP Plant Biotechnology, CropLife Canada
- Regulatory landscape in livestock, Michael Lohuis, VP Research and Innovation, Semex
- Regulatory landscape in horticulture, Michael Pautler, Head of Genomic Services, Platform Genetics Inc. and Vineland
- Roundtable discussions- divided into groups, either focusing on gene editing regulations for plants or gene editing regulations for animals
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