Modern Biotechnology in a Changing World: Health, Environment and Regulation

BVL online symposium from 6 to 7 October 2021

Welcome to BVL online symposium from 6 to 7 October 2021
Modern Biotechnology in a Changing World: Health, Environment and Regulation

Program

PROGRAM DAY 1
TimeTitleSpeakerOrganization
09:30OpeningFriedel CramerFederal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Berlin, Germany
09:40Welcoming SpeechLorenz FrankenFederal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
09:50Introduction: Sustainability in a Globalized World – The Role of Modern BiotechDetlef BartschFederal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Berlin, Germany
10:00Keynote Lecture: One Health, Green Deal, Farm to Fork - Perspectives of the European UnionIrene Sacristán SanchezEuropean Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, Brussels, Belgium
10:20Coffee Break
Session 1: Sustainability and Human Health
10:35Biomedicine's Share in Healthcare ImprovementPablo SerranoGerman Pharmaceutical Industry Association, Berlin, Germany
10:50Fighting Malaria and Co: Using a Gene Drive ApproachN.N.
11:05Socio-Economic Costs of Postponing a Decision: The Case of Non-Use of Gene Drive for African Countries Justus WesselerWageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
11:25Joint Discussion with all Speakers from Session 1 
12:00Lunch Break
Session 2: Sustainability in Land Use and Food Production
13:00Genetic Engineering and its Application in LivestockBjörn PetersenFederal Research Institute for Animal Health, Neustadt, Germany
13:15Engineering Crops of the Future: Genetic Engineering Approaches to Develop Climate-resilient and Disease-resistant PlantsRalf WilhelmFederal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Quedlinburg, Germany
13:30Fighting Climate Change with GMOs / Biomining - New Perspectives for the Ecologically Compatible Extraction of Rare EarthsTobias ErbMax Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
13:45Genome Editing, Global Food Security and BioeconomyMatin QaimDepartment International Food Economics and Rural Development, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
14:05Joint Discussion with all Speakers from Session 2 
14:40Coffee Break - End of Day 1
15:30-17:00Discussion Rounds
PROGRAM DAY 2
TimeTitleSpeakerOrganization
09:00Greetings and First Day´s SummaryDetlef BartschFederal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Berlin, Germany
09:15Keynote Lecture: OECD Activities Towards International Harmonisation in the Safety Assessment of Biotechnology ProductsBertrand DagallierOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France
09:40Coffee Break
Session 3: Challenges and Perspectives for Governance & Administration 
09:45Limits of Clarity: What Does „Genetically Modified“ Mean?Timo FaltusFaculty of Law and Economic Sciences, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
10:00Challenges and Perspectives for Regulation of Modern BiotechnologyClaudia SeitzCentre for the Law of Life Sciences, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
10:15Modelling of Innovation – with Respect to Regulatory AspectsJulia von ThienenHasso-Plattner-Institute, Digital Engineering, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
10:35Joint Discussion with all Speakers from Session 3
11:05Coffee Break
Session 4: Ecology and Economy in a Global Context
11:30GMO Databases - Important Tools for Retracing Agricultural GMO-containing Products in AgrochainsPaulien AdamseWageningen Food Safety Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
11:45Challenges and Possible Approaches for the Detection and Identification of Genome Edited GMOsRupert HocheggerAustrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
12:00Economic and Environmental Consequences of the ECJ Genome Editing Judgement in Agricultural Commodity TradeFerike ThomDepartment International Agricultural Trade and Development, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
12:15Living in Harmony with Nature - Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety with a Special View on the Post-2020 ProcessesWadzanayi Goredema-MandivenyiSecretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada
12:35Joint Discussion with all Speakers from Session 4
13:00Final Conclusions & FarewellDetlef BartschFederal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Berlin, Germany
13:15End

Gene Drives


Fighting pests and disease vectors or jeopardizing biodiversity?

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Biotech in Agriculture


Blessing or Curse for Sustainability

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Red biotech


Personalized healthcare or path to augmented humans?

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Genetic Engineering Law


Source for clarity or controversy?

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