Public dialogue on genome editing and farmed animals

Public dialogue

Published 22/09/2022

We are partnering with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Sciencewise programme to run a public dialogue exploring genome editing in farmed animals.


Membership of the oversight group

Sarah Mukherjee (Chair) - CEO, Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

Chris Brown - Sustainable Business Director, ASDA

Helen Ferrier - Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser, National Farmers Union

Jef Grainger - Associate Director, Thematic Research Challenges, BBSRC

Penny Hawkins - Head, Animals in Science Department, RSPCA

Jonny Hazell - Senior Policy Adviser, Royal Society

Craig Lewis - PIC Genetic Services and Chair of the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders

Laura Marshall - Head of Science Policy, Royal Society of Biology

Steve Morgan - Genetic Resources and GM Team, Defra

Louise Payton - Senior Policy Officer, Soil Association

Jo Lewis - Policy and Strategy Director, Soil Association

Michelle Patel - Acting Deputy Director, Analysis and Insight, Food Standards Agency

Christopher Price - Chief Executive, Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Chris Proudfoot - Large Animal Academic Liaison, Roslin Institute

Sara Stanner - Science Director, British Nutrition Foundation

Anna Taylor - Chief Executive, Food Foundation

Pat Thomas - Director, Beyond GM/A Bigger Conversation

Emma Walton - Research Assistant, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Françoise Wemelsfelder - Professor of Animal And Veterinary Sciences, Scotland’s Rural College