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Meeting programme

Session 1 (Chair: Sarah Franklin, Cambridge)

10:00 Opening remarks (Sarah Franklin, Cambridge)
10:10 Introduction: Anne McLaren’s legacy to the mammalian germline biology (Robin Lovell-Badge, Francis Crick Institute)
10:25 Discussion
10:40 The origin and development of the mammalian germline (Liz Robertson, Oxford)
10:55 Discussion

11:10 Coffee break

Session 2 (Chair: Robert Bud, Science Museum)

11:30 How to build a primate: modelling embryogenesis in a dish (Thorsten Boroviak, Cambridge)
11:45 Discussion
12:00 Mitochondrial inheritance, germline purification and disease: can we fix it? (Mary Herbert, Newcastle)
12:15 Discussion
12:30 Reconstructing mammalian embryos from stem cells (Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Cambridge)
12:45 Discussion

13:00 Lunch break

Session 3 (Chair: Kathy Liddell, Cambridge)

14:00 Human germline in vitro models for development and the epigenetic programme (Naoko Irie, Cambridge)
14:15 Discussion
14:30 The legal situation with regard to the generation of synthetic gametes from somatic stem cells (Emily Jackson, LSE)
14:45 Discussion
15:00 Ethics of germline research: gene editing and synthetic gametes (Sarah Chan, Edinburgh)
15:15 Discussion

15:30 Tea break

Session 4 (Chair: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Cambridge)

15:50 A sociology of artificial gametogenesis (Noemie Merleau-Ponty, Cambridge)
16:05 Discussion
16:20 Panel discussion: Robert Bud (Science Museum), Kathy Liddell (Cambridge), Amarpreet Kaur (Cambridge), Sarah Chan (Edinburgh), Robin Lovell-Badge (Francis Crick Institute), Thorsten Boroviak (Cambridge)

17:20 Thanks and closing comments (Sarah Franklin)

17:35 Wine reception

19:30 Speakers’ and Chairs’ dinner, Old Combination Room, Christ’s College