Sir Richard Roberts

Genetic engineering has been the subject of debate for years - while some fear the serious consequences of human intervention in nature, others see great opportunities:

According to Richard Roberts, crops can be modified to meet people's needs much better and enrich or even save many lives, especially in developing countries - like so-called Golden Rice, a rice variety genetically enriched with a precursor of vitamin A to counteract deficiency with consequences ranging from blindness to death. Should we take a more global view of the opportunities and risks of genetically modified foods and reassess them?

Sir Richard J. Roberts, born in 1943, is a biochemist and molecular biologist. After completing his doctorate at the University of Sheffield, he spent research periods at Harvard and Cambridge, among other places. In 1993 he was awarded, together with Philip A. Sharp, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology.

Language: English

In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg

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Date: 12.12.2021

Time: 17:00


Golden Rice

The importance of modern plant breeding for developing countries

Event type:

Geist Heidelberg Lecture

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