ASHBi Seminar (Dr.  Julian  Savulescu & Dr.  Christopher  Gyngell)

December 8, 2022

ASHBi Seminar (Dr.  Julian  Savulescu & Dr.  Christopher  Gyngell)

We will have ASHBi seminar with Dr. Julian Savulescu from National University of Singapore and Dr. Christopher Gyngell from University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), as a lecturer.

Dr. Savulescu is a philosopher who researches the ethics of various new or emerging technologies, including new methods of reproduction and enhancement of physical and cognitive performance through drugs or genetic manipulation. Dr. Gyngell is a Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, whose research interests lie primarily in the ethical implications of biotechnologies and the philosophy of health and disease. In this seminar, they will share their latest insights on the ethics of genome editing.

If you have any interest in the topic, you are welcome to attend this seminar.


Thursday, 8 December 2022
13:00–14:30 [JST]
[Hybrid]* Zoom Online/Conference Room (B1F, Faculty of Medicine Bldg. B)
[NOTE] On-site participation will be closed when capacity is reached.
[NOTE] Highspeed LAN/WiFi environment advised for stability


13:00–13:30 Dr. Julian Savulescu | Professor, National University of Singapore
“Expected Harm: A Translational Pathway for Reproductive Genome Editing”
13:30–14:00 Dr. Christopher Gyngell | Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne Team Leader / Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
“The Ethics of Polygenic Genome Editing”
14:00–14:30 Discussion / Q & A


Academic researchers and students


Pre-registered participants only

Registration Form (Google Form)

We will send the Zoom link approximately one week prior to the seminar.


Professor Misao Fujita

Hosted by Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (WPI-ASHBi)
Co-organized by Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics at CiRA


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