ASHBi Seminar (Dr Julian Savulescu & Dr Christopher Gyngell)



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The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi) will host a seminar on Thursday 8 December featuring Dr Julian Savulescu from the National University of Singapore and Dr Christopher Gyngell from the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

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.

All those interested are welcome to attend.

Basic info

  • Yoshida Campus
  • Online

Conference Room (B1F, Faculty of Medicine Bldg B [building 6 on this map]) / online via Zoom

  • Current Students & Staff
  • Corporations & Researchers

Academic researchers and students

Max attendees

30 for on-site participation
(Registration will close when capacity is reached.)


Free of charge



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"
13:30–14:00 Discussion / Q&A





Register via:
Registration: ASHBi Seminar by Dr. Julian Savulescu and Dr. Christopher Gyngell (Google Form)

Registered participants will receive a Zoom link approximately one week before the seminar.

Contact info

Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (WPI-ASHBi)
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