July 2017

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Register for the Symposium: 
Gene Drive Modified Organisms and Practical Considerations for Environmental Risk Assessment

The ILSI Research Foundation’s first annual scientific symposium in Washington DC will be held on July 19 and we hope you can join us. C o-organized with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Gene Drive Modified Organisms and Practical Considerations for Environmental Risk Assessment will explore how to frame and undertake environmental risk assessments of gene drive organisms in a way that will usefully inform decision-making related to their potential release. 
Bruce Hay, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Keith Hayes
Keith Hayes, Ph.D.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)


Dan Kahan
Dan Kahan, J.D.
Yale Law School


Morven McLean
Morven McLean, Ph.D.
ILSI Research Foundation
Sue Meek
Sue Meek, Ph.D.
Sue Meek & Associates and The Australian National University (Moderator)
Keegan Sawyer, Ph.D.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Delphine Thizy
Delphine Thizy
Target Malaria
Renee Wegrzyn

Renee Wegrzyn, Ph.D.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Join us Wednesday, July 19, 2017

1:00-5:00 pm EST

In-person or via live webcast

      Poster Session Prizes Announced

      The 5th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference Poster Program provides an opportunity for individuals to share their research, findings and achievements with colleagues at the conference.

      First Prize: Two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $500 cash prize, and an award certificate. 

      Second Prize: Two year membership for the International Society of Biosafety Research, a USD $200 cash prize, and an award certificate. 

      New Feasibility Study Available

      To better understand the potential for rice fortification, the ILSI Research Foundation completed a feasibility study of iron fortification of rice in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
      In Case You Missed It...

      The presentations and posters from the ILSI Research Foundation at the 14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO14) are now available online. 
      We are hiring! 

      Join the ILSI Research Foundation as a Program Associate. Reporting to the Communications Manager, this position is responsible for implementation of key components of the Research Foundation’s communications program, and provides administrative support to the ILSI Research Foundation’s Management Team and Board of Trustees.