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Next-Generation Food Shock Modeling

Aspen, CO, USA

Co-sponsored by the ILSI Research Foundation and organized by the Aspen Global Change Institute, this workshop will facilitate transformational change by bringing together experts from multiple fields to advance next-generation tools and decision support systems that confront current and future challenges to food security and improved nutrition.

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Gene Drive Modeling Conference

Washington, D.C., USA

With support from the USDA NIFA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program, the ILSI Research Foundation is organizing this conference to bring together regulators, risk assessors, modelers, and biologists who understand gene drive technology to discuss the applicability of mathematical models for the environmental risk assessment of gene drive organisms.

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Innovative Foods and Ingredients

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Dr. Morven McLean, ILSI Research Foundation Executive Director, will be participating in the Innovative Foods and Ingredients conference series, organized and convened by the Institute on Science for Global Policy.

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							Overview		
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				Overview
							

Gene drive technology refers to any of a set of similar mechanisms that can be engineered to drive inheritance of an allele through a population through higher transmission from parents to offspring than predicted by Mendelian inheritance. The potential applications of this technology in agriculture are many and include uses for pest, disease, and weed control. Because field-testing of gene drives in the environment is problematic, mathematical modeling of gene drives will be important in understanding their potential environmental impacts. The ILSI Research Foundation organized the Gene Drive Modeling Conference to bring together regulators, risk assessors, modelers, and biologists who understand gene drive technology to discuss the applicability of models for the environmental risk assessment of gene drive organisms, as well as to identify criteria for establishing the quality of information that will be needed to inform future risk assessments of gene drives.

The conference is made possible through a grant from the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program for the purpose of fostering a discussion between U.S. regulatory agencies and scientists in the field of modeling for gene drive research. Space is limited, and preference will be given to Federal regulators and invited participants.

Registration Request

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