ILSI shares science to diverse audiences by hosting, sponsoring, and co-organizing a variety of events around the world. These include independent symposia; workshops; hands-on scientific training; and sessions held as part of the program of larger scientific and professional meetings.

 

Upcoming Events

Informing Risk Assessment with the Mosquito Gene Drive Explorer (MGDrivE)

Washington, D.C., USA

As part of the ILSI Research Foundation’s Gene Drive Modeling Conference Seminar Series, this presentation by Dr. John Marshall and Ms. Valeri Vasquez introduced the Mosquito Gene Drive Explorer framework, including assumptions, uncertainties, and planned modifications for agricultural pests.

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Workshop on Application of Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) in Risk Assessment

Beijing, China

As the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) concept is gaining more attention in terms of risk assessment application, there is a need for the alignment and harmonisation on how the concept is used. ILSI Focal Point China, in collaboration with Chinese Society of Toxicology (CSOT), China National Centre for Food Safety and Risk Assessment and the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) Task Force of ILSI Europe will be organising this two day workshop to promote innovative research on toxicological transformation in the fields of food, chemical and environment in Asia

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Gene Drive Modeling Conference Seminar Series

JohnMarshall

Dr. John Marshall

School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
valeri_vasquez_square

Ms. Valeri Vasquez

Berkeley Institute for Data Science
University of California, Berkeley

The advent of CRISPR/Cas9-based gene-editing and its demonstrated ability to streamline the development of gene drive systems has reignited interest in the application of this technology to disease-transmitting mosquitoes and insect agricultural pests. The versatility of the technology has also enabled a wide range of gene drive architectures to be realized, creating a need for their population-level and spatial dynamics to be explored using mathematical models. The Mosquito Gene Drive Explorer (MGDrivE) is a simulation framework designed to investigate the population dynamics of a variety of gene drive systems as they spread through spatially-explicit insect populations. While MGDrivE was primarily designed for application to the mosquito vectors of malaria and arboviruses such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, its modularity means that, with a few small changes, it could be applied to insect pests of agricultural significance, such as the medfly, spotted wing drosophila, or the Asian citrus psyllid vector of Citrus Huanglongbing. As part of the Gene Drive Modeling Conference Seminar Series, this online presentation focused on the modules of the MGDrivE framework, including assumptions, uncertainties, and planned modifications for agricultural pests. The presenters demonstrated the tool's application in a few toy scenarios and discussed relevance to important risk assessment questions in the agricultural space.

The online seminar was by invitation only, and a video recording will be made available on this page soon.

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Gene Drive Modeling Conference Seminar Series

JohnMarshall

Dr. John Marshall

School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
valeri_vasquez_square

Ms. Valeri Vasquez

Berkeley Institute for Data Science
University of California, Berkeley

The advent of CRISPR/Cas9-based gene-editing and its demonstrated ability to streamline the development of gene drive systems has reignited interest in the application of this technology to disease-transmitting mosquitoes and insect agricultural pests. The versatility of the technology has also enabled a wide range of gene drive architectures to be realized, creating a need for their population-level and spatial dynamics to be explored using mathematical models. The Mosquito Gene Drive Explorer (MGDrivE) is a simulation framework designed to investigate the population dynamics of a variety of gene drive systems as they spread through spatially-explicit insect populations. While MGDrivE was primarily designed for application to the mosquito vectors of malaria and arboviruses such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, its modularity means that, with a few small changes, it could be applied to insect pests of agricultural significance, such as the medfly, spotted wing drosophila, or the Asian citrus psyllid vector of Citrus Huanglongbing. As part of the Gene Drive Modeling Conference Seminar Series, this online presentation focused on the modules of the MGDrivE framework, including assumptions, uncertainties, and planned modifications for agricultural pests. The presenters demonstrated the tool's application in a few toy scenarios and discussed relevance to important risk assessment questions in the agricultural space.

The online seminar was by invitation only, and a video recording will be made available on this page soon.

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