A panel discussion on the role of biotechnology and genetic modification in delivering food security. Brief introductory remarks from the panellists will be followed by a chaired discussion with the audience. After the event there will be a drinks reception.
The panel members are:
- Professor Ottoline Leyser (Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory)
- Professor Andy Stirling (Professor of Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex)
- Doctor Emmanuel Okogbenin (Director of Technical Operations, African Agricultural Technology Foundation)
The discussion will be chaired by Susan Watts, formerly Science Editor on BBC Newsnight.
This event is part of the Humanitarian Centre's Global Food Futures Year and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden's Festival of Plants. The event is co-hosted by the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
This event is free but ticketed- you must pre-book tickets to attend and bring your ticket with you to the venue. If you have booked a ticket and are unable to use it, please cancel your order so that your ticket can be given to someone else.
Access and Parking
Please note that access to the Sainsbury Laboratory is through the gates at 47 Bateman Street (next to St Mary's School's Art Centre) only. Please do not try to access the Laboratory from the Botanic Garden. There is no parking available at the Sainsbury Laboratory other than two disabled parking places. If you require a disabled space, please contact the organiser. Pay and display parking is available on Trumpington Road, Bateman Street and the Cambridge Rail Station.
Please note, this event will be recorded and the content may be used in a podcast.
When & Where
Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Event Manager, Sainsbury Laboratory