The Future of Humans: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Lecture | January 18 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Executive Director, Innovative Genomics Institute

 Dr. Siddartha Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, Columbia University

 Innovative Genomics Institute

In honor of UC Berkeley’s 150th Anniversary year, the Innovative Genomics Institute is presenting a free lecture. Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna will join oncologist Sid Mukherjee to discuss unprecedented advancements in gene editing and the effect new technologies will have on the future of humanity.

The significance of Dr. Doudna's research is difficult to overstate. It has led to what is being called the biggest scientific discovery of our era: the development of the genetic editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9. This revolutionary technology has quickly transformed the landscape of genome engineering, creating limitless possibilities for impact within biomedicine, agriculture, climate and energy, and more, including treating--and possibly curing--genetic diseases.

Dr. Mukherjee is a celebrated physician and researcher. His book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2011, was named one of the 100 most influential books written in English since 1923 by TIME magazine, and was listed as one of the 100 notable books of 2010 by The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Doudna, author of A Crack in Creation, and Dr. Mukherjee, who in 2016 published The Gene: An Intimate History, share a passion for engaging in public dialogue and welcome you to join the conversation.

 Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

 All Audiences

 Registration required on Evenbrite site. NOTE: Sign-up does not guarantee a seat. Entrance will be first come, first served with printed or electronic ticket in hand.


  Registration opens December 8. Register online or by calling Jennifer Bevington at 510-664-7579 by January 18