I will be giving two seminar at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in August.
In the first one, on August 21st (10 am to 12 pm), I will discuss the emerging ethical issues of CRISPR genome editing technology.
In the second one, on August 28th (5:30 -6:30 pm), I will talk “Gene Enhancement and Gene Doping: The Next Big Threat to the Spirit of Sport?”
The second one on August 28th is open to the public – all are welcome!
Where: Dana Center Room #7, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.
Driving directions can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Maine+Medical+Center,+22+Bramhall+St,+Portland,+MEemail@example.com,-70.2761836,15z/data=!4m15!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x6989275d62158ce0!2sMaine+Medical+Center!8m2!3d43.6532432!4d-70.2761836!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cb29c0f43c0b393:0x6989275d62158ce0!2m2!1d-70.2761836!2d43.6532432 .
Best parking: South Lot at 107 Chadwick Street, Portland is free for Patients and Visitors and located on the corner of Vaughn and Chadwick Streets. Streets around the hospital are generally posted by the City of Portland as one-hour parking zones. Follow signs to the entrance of the Dana Center, where you will be greeted at the door.
I spoke at the Sport Resolutions Annual Conference taking place in London on May 4th on hyperandrogenism, ethics and athletics.
I spoke at the Oxford Mt Sinai Consortium on April 5th, 2017. The title of my talk is “Investigating Public Trust in Expert Knowledge: Narrative, Ethics, and Engagement”. You can access the full programme of the conference here: Oxford Mt Sinai Consortium Programme 2017.
February 27, 2017:
On February 27th I gave a talk (in Italian) at the Fondazione Bassetti in Milano on the topic of “Investigating Public Trust in Expert Knowledge: Narrative, Ethics and Engagement”.
For Italian-speaking: il mio intervento su “Fiducia pubblica nei saperi esperti in medicina e tecnoscienza” tenuto alla Fondazione Basssetti a Milano il 28 febbraio 2017 e’ online: la registrazione dell’incontro (intervento, piu’ domande), comprese le slides e il testo dell’intervento:
Un sentito ringraziamento a Angela Simone, Tommaso Correale, Anna Pellizzone, Francesco Samore’ e il Presidente Piero Bassetti per avermi ospitata!
February 8th, 2017: launch of Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Investigating Public Trust in Expert Knowledge Symposium at King’s College London.
On October 27th I gave a plenary session on the ethical issues of CRISPR genome editing: human and non-human applications at the CRISPR-based genome engineering training day held at VIB in Leuven on October 27th, 2016. You can access the pdf of my talk here:
and the paper on which it is based here:
On October 6-9th I attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in Washington D.C., where I represented King’s Bioethics & Society MA Programme that I direct, and I chaired a panel presenting the forthcoming special issue of Journal Bioethical Inquiry on “Investigating public trust in expert knowledge: narrative, ethics and engagement“ (March, 2017). I also gave a paper on Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing. For more info on the panel and forthcoming of the special issue:
Past events in 2016
I chaired the Bioethics panel at the Gap Summit (Global Biotech Revolution) in Cambridge UK, April 4-6th, 2016. Here is the full recording of the bioethics panel discussion:
and here is my interview, where I answer the question: “Which debates do you think will be most important in biotechnology and bioethics by 2050?”
In late April 2016 I gave a few invited talks on CRISPR genome editing in the Bay Area.
On April 26th , I gave an invited talk at the Center for Law & Biosciences at Stanford University, where I discussed the ethical and political relevance of the somatic/germ-line distinction in the CRISPR genome editing debate. On April 27th I gave a talk titled “ “CRISPR/Cas9 Genome editing: Bioethics and Biopolitics in the UK and US” as part of the Culpeper Seminar Series at the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF, where she was formerly a visiting research fellow. I was also interviewed by Professor of Social Medicine at UCSF, about her book “From Bench to Bedside, to Track and Field: The Context of Enhancement and its Ethical Relevance”, published for UC Medical Humanities Press. In the interview I discuss how genome editing technologies to alter the human embryo and to select children’s traits, genetic technologies to enhance athletic performance, and doping in professional sport. The podcast of the interview is available here:
To conclude my visit to the Bay Area I gave a talk the Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics, at Santa Clara University. The podcast of the talk and the slides are available here: https://www.scu.edu/ethics/all-about-ethics/the-ethics-of-crisprcas9-genome-editing/
Past events in 2015
October 19th, 2015, Department of Philosophy Birmingham University, Invited Seminar : “A call for creativity in the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing debate”
November 18th, 2015, Department of Science & Technology Studies, University College London, Invited Seminar “The emergence of socio-technical imaginaries in the CRISPR/Cas9 debate”
October 1st 2015, Institute of Biomedical Ethics, Basel University (Switzerland), Invited Seminar: Genome Editing, Bioethics Policy and Politics in the US and the UK.
June 18, 2015 2nd IME Research Conference, Newcastle University. I will be one of the panelists (Dr Lucy Frith, Dr Zoe Fritz, Dr Jon Ives) discussing interdisciplinary approach to Bioethics
June 13, 2015. Delighted I will be one of the speakers at Critical Voices 2015, Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.
February 4, 2015 SSHM Seminar Series. “Stop this talk of new eugenics! Reframing the discourse surrounding reproductive genetic technologies”. The recording of this talk is available here.
January 19, 2015: MY BOOK LAUNCH! SW1.17, East Wing, Somerset House.
With Professor Brian Hurwitz and Professor Soren Holm.
Past events in 2014:
October 16-19, 2014: 16th Annual Meeting American Society for Bioethics & the Humanities, San Diego “Speaking of… eligogenics, or genetic technologies applied for selective reproduction”.
September 4, 2014: Leeds Metropolitan University “Sporting Females: Past, Present and Future, “Unfair advantage and the myth of the level playing field in athletic competition”.
April 8, 2014: Oxford-Mt Sinai Bioethics Consortium: “Performance enhancement, elite athletes and anti-doping governance: Towards a shared participatory responsibility for doping“.