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GES Colloquium – Drs. Matsuo & Tachikawa, Gene Editing in Japan
September 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Gene Editing & Agriculture in JapanDr. Makiko Matsuo is a Project Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. She is currently engaged in Science, Technology and Innovation Governance (STIG) Education Program. She received a Ph.D. in International Studies from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo in 2016. Her areas of concern are interdisciplinary in nature and covers such issues as, Risk Governance, Risk Regulation, Global Health Issues, and Food Safety.Dr. Masashi Tachikawa is a professor at theGraduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan. Prior to joining Nagoya University, he has spent more than twenty years working for various research institutes of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestryand Fisheries. He has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Tokyo. He is engaged in research activities related to regulatory framework and risk governance issues related to transgenic crops, new breedingtechniques, food nanotechnology, and synthetic biology.