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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

On Friday 30 November, Prof. Bartha Knoppers will present highlights from from a special issue of Human Genetics on international Genomic Data Sharing (published in August 2018). The special issue on Genomic Data Sharing points to the great potential for genomic data in revolutionising healthcare.  Prof. Knoppers will reflect on whether harmonisation is an impossible dream, drawing on data from seven jurisdictions about the governance of international data linkage.

An alumnus of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Prof. Knoppers is an international authority on the legal and ethical issues surrounding genomic technology. A list of Professor Knoppers’ publications can be found here. Amongst other distinctions, she is the Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University; the Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine 2001; and the holder of Chaire d’excellence Pierre Fermat (France) (2006-2008).

The talk will take place in the Moot Court Room at the Faculty of Law, from 12.30 - 14.00. Please register here. Registration is free but required, for catering numbers and since spaces are limited.

Friday, 30 November, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:00
Event location: 
Moot Court Room, Faculty of Law