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Brainstorming Lecture for the RGC GRF/ ECS 2024-25 by Professor Catherine Mills
Date: August 15, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Hong Kong Time)
Venue: Rm. A6-08, 6/F, William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road
Title: “Getting grant funding: Why, how and working across disciplinary borders”
Professor Catherine Mills, Professor in the Monash Bioethics Centre at Monash University
On 30 March 2022, the Australian Parliament passed a bill allowing for a clinical trial of the assisted reproductive technology, mitochondrial donation, to be undertaken. This makes Australia the second country in the world to legislate to allow this technology to proceed, after the UK. In this presentation, the speaker will explain what the technology involves, why it is legislatively significant, and discuss some of the claims made about it in the process of its legalisation in Australia and the UK. This contributes to a broader reflection on the ethical issues raised by the technology, particularly around the meaning and significance of genetic parenthood, access to third-party reproductive materials such as human eggs, and the future of inheritable changes to the human genome. The speaker will also discuss the upcoming clinical trial in Australia and the innovative multidisciplinary approach we take to that.
* Professor Mills will be available to provide advice for Faculty members who are preparing for their GRF/ ECS grants proposals between August 15 and 17, 2023. Please note that we have limited slots available for reservations. Faculty members are encouraged to contact Mr Edison Cheng (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register for a one-to-one or group consultation session.