2022 MRM Talks: Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers and Marie Cosquer
The MRM Network presents: the MRM Talks. Join us every fourth Thursday at noon to learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine. The webinar series will feature leading scientists in the field, including MRM Principal Investigators and external guest speakers.
For each seminar, we will also highlight the work of one MRM Trainee, who will present alongside our guest speaker.
In this edition of the MRM Talks:
Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers,
Professor, Department of Human Genetics – Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy
Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine
“Regulating the Re-Engineering of Regenerative Medicine”
Centre of Genomics and Policy
“CF Stem Cells, Personalized Medicine and Tools for Patient Understanding”
THURSDAY, June 23, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM
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About the speakers:
Bartha Maria Knoppers, Ph.D. (Comparative Medical Law), is a Full Professor, Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine and Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. Since 2005, she has led the Policy Committee of the Canadian Stem Cell Network and chaired the Ethics Working Party of the International Stem Cell Forum (2005-2015). Additionally, she was the founder of the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) and CARTaGENE Quebec’s population biobank. She was the Chair of the Ethics and Governance Committee of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (2009-2017), and the Co-Chair of the Regulatory and Ethics Workstream of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH Co-Founder) (2013-2019). In 2015-2016, she worked on the Recommendation of the OECD Council on Health Data Governance and gave the Galton Lecture in November 2017. She served on the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing in 2020, and currently co-chairs the Ethics Working Group of the Human Cell Atlas (2018-2020). She holds four Doctorates Honoris Causa and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Hastings Center (bioethics), the Canadian Academy Health Sciences (CAHS), and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). She is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and of Quebec, and was awarded the 2019 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, the Till and McCulloch Award for science policy (2020) and the Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Bioethics Society (2021). She served on the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing in 2020, and currently co-chairs the Ethics Working Group of the Human Cell Atlas (2018- ).
Marie Cosquer (M.Sc) is an Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) at McGill University. She obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science from Université de Montréal and holds degrees in Geography and environmental projects management (B.Sc. M.Sc. Université Montpellier III, M.Sc. Université Paris VII). She is also the co-coordinator of the journal Possibles.
At the CGP, she contributes to different projects by doing qualitative research and works under the supervision of Profs. Ma’n Zawati and Yann Joly. She is currently involved in research projects about personalized therapy for individuals with cystic fibrosis and, interrogating and implementing omics for precision medicine in acute myeloid leukemia.
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