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Sir Richard Roberts

Genetic engineering has been debated for years - where some fear serious consequences from human intervention in nature, others see great opportunities.
According to Richard Roberts, crops can be modified in such a way that they meet people's needs much better and can enrich or even save many lives, especially in developing countries - such as so-called Golden Rice, a rice variety genetically enriched with a precursor of vitamin A, which is supposed to counteract a deficiency with consequences ranging from blindness to death. Should we take a more global view and reassess the opportunities and risks of genetically modified foods?

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

Language: English

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Details:

Date: 12.11.2022

Time: 17:00

Type:

Golden Rice

The importance of modern plant breeding for developing countries

Event type:

Geist Heidelberg Lecture

Prices plus fees
Regular 9,90 €
Reduced 5,90 €
Member 4,90 €

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