The research breakthrough into genetic biocontrol
About this Event
In 2022, the University of Adelaide, supported by its partners Centre for Invasive Species Solutions and CSIRO, developed a world first gene drive strategy using laboratory mice.
There is potential to develop this non-lethal and ethical approach to control mice and rats, and then transfer the technology to rabbits and other mammal pests, such as feral cats in the long term.
This briefing session will allow guests to learn about this new technology and how it has the potential to transform vertebrate pest management on a global scale. Professor Paul Thomas, who leads the team, will provide the briefing to guests and then lead tours of their South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute labs.
We are seeking support to progress this groundbreaking research.
If you are unable to join us, please nominate a colleague or request a personal briefing.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute), North Terrace, Adelaide SA, Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia