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Welcome to the online launch event of the findings of the ORION public dialogue on genome editing on 11 March at 14:00-16:00 CET. The public dialogues, which were conducted in the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and the UK during 2019/2020 sought to explore public attitudes to fundamental life sciences research when revolutionary genome editing technologies are used in order to understand when and how to engage audiences with emerging technologies. The public dialogue also sought to understand how public engagement strategies might differ between countries.

The public dialogue was a collaboration between the following ORION partners the Babraham Institute (Cambridge, UK), the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (Berlin, Germany), the Central European Institute of Technology (Brno, Czech Republic) and VA Public & Science (Stockholm, Sweden) and was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the ORION project.

Join this online event on 11 March at 14:00-16:00 CET to learn about public attitudes towards genome editing in research, when and how to engage, the similarities and differences across countries and discuss with us how public dialogue can contribute to inform strategies and the wider responsible research and innovation global efforts. 

The preliminary programme for the event:

  • Introduction to ORION project

  • Overview ORION public dialogue on genome editing

  • Main project findings and findings per country

  • Similarities and differences across countries

  • Personal experiences: Researchers perspectives on participating in the dialogue

  • Conclusions and recommendation

More information

For more information about this event please get in touch with Emma Martinez, Public Engagement Officer at the Babraham Institute.

Please register via Eventbrite

Further reading

Public dialogue in Cambridge November 2019 Photo: Maria Hagardt, VA Public & Science
Public dialogue in Cambridge November 2019 Photo: Maria Hagardt, VA Public & Science
AEON exhibition in Stockholm
Public dialogue participants attending the AEON arts exhibition in Stockholm Photo: Ben Libberton, VA Pulic & Science
AEON Artwork
Art work AEON - Trajectories of Longevity and CRISPR  Photo: Zuzanna Kaluzna