On the occasion of the German Presidency of the European Union Council, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina kindly invite you to the international scientific advice conference “Genome Editing in Europe: New Agenda or New Disputes?”.

The conference deals with genome-edited and genetically modified organisms (plants), and associated regulation. Internationally renowned experts discuss together with European policy-makers and representatives from civil society and business. The conference offers an agora for the optimal use of scientific findings in policy design, from R&I to agriculture and consumer protection, taking an interdisciplinary and international comparative approach. These are all very important aspects of the European Green Deal with its Farm to Fork strategy.

Join the conference

  • Thursday, 1 October » 11:00 – 15:30 hrs GMT+2
  • Friday, 2 October » 12:30 – 17:00 hrs GMT+2

One registration for all sessions required at https://cutt.ly/eu-genome-editing

Join the conference held as a series of Zoom webinars in English (one registration for all webinars). You are welcome to ask questions using the Zoom Q&A feature. In addition, the conference will be streamed live on the DFG YouTube channel (no Q&A feature there).

After registration, you will receive a confirmation (please check the junk mail, as sometimes automatic mails might be filtered). You can find additional information in the programme.

Feel free to retweet Leopoldina tweets and DFG tweets related to this conference and to share this invitation.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in the virtual space. Please direct further questions to [email protected].

The DFG-Leopoldina organising team


  1. German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – International Relations Department, Jägerberg 1 , 06108 Halle, Germany – T: +49 (0) 345 472 39-32 – [email protected]
  2. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)