©2019 by Güneş Taylor.

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

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Designer babies: the power to control our own evolution

26th February 2019

discussed the ethics of CRISPR-Cas9 as part of a partnership event for Imperial students with The Times.

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FutureFest 2018

7th July 2018

200 years ago, during a time of rapid change across the scientific landscape, Mary Shelley created the character of Doctor Victor Frankenstein... Spoke on panel debates: Future Frankenstein I: icons & iconoclastsFuture Frankenstein II: science & fiction regarding the possible parallels to draw with our present day and the role science fiction has to play in the public perceptions of science.  

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Interviewee

BIOHACKERS ARE USING CRISPR ON THEIR DNA AND WE CAN’T STOP IT

15th November 2017

Quoted in this New Scientist analysis article by Alex Perlman on CRISPR, gene-editing technologies & their regulation

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*THE FUTURE*

(subject to availability)

These are just a selection of my past activities...

... please feel free to contact me if you'd like to have my contributions to your future work!

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Designer babies: the power to control our own evolution

26th February 2019

Discussed the ethics of CRISPR-Cas9 with Tom Whipple, Robert Winston and Inga Prokopenko as part of a partnership event for Imperial College London students with The Times.

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FutureFest 2018

7th July 2018

Spoke on two panel debates: Future Frankenstein I: icons & iconoclastsFuture Frankenstein II: science & fiction regarding the possible parallels to draw with our present day and the role science fiction has to play in the public perceptions of science.  

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BE Futureproof

8th February 2018

Helping Belgian organisations understand how to generate value through technological transformation and become futureproof, in this case regarding genome editing.

 

In association with Econopolis and Deloitte, and in collaboration with iMEC.

[Testimonials]

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Interviewee

BIOHACKERS ARE USING CRISPR ON THEIR DNA AND WE CAN’T STOP IT

15th November 2017

Quoted in this New Scientist analysis article by Alex Perlman on CRISPR, gene-editing technologies & their regulation

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Podcast

THE CHATTY SCIENTIST: A LIFE DRIVEN BY CONNECTION

27th October 2015

Interviewed for the first episode of the Introspectology Podcast series (on iTunes). A personal & reflective conversation during my PhD.

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Out Thinkers: Pride in STEM

4th July 2019

Spoke briefly about my journey to becoming a scientist and presented the principles of my current work at the annual Out Thinkers: Pride in STEM, hosted at the Francis Crick Institute. 

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Podcast

Gene-edited babies: why are scientists so appalled?

7th December 2018

Spoke with Hannah Devlin on why Dr Jiankui He's announcement that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies caused such uproar

14th May 2018

Joined a small group of scientists from The Francis Crick Institute for a whirlwind tour of some of your favourite body parts; from brains to sex organs, with a brief stop in the gut.

 

Questions addressed will include “What drives sex?” and “How do you poo?”

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Volunteer

I Can Be

Sept 2017- March 2018

The I Can Be programme gives Year Three girls the opportunity to research, visit and interview a wide range of female professionals in their workplaces during their working day.

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VIRTUAL FUTURES: GENETIC PERFECTION

1st November 2017

Spoke at the Virtual Futures 

panel discussion on the genetic modification of humans to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of the cult film GATTACA (1997).

[Testimonial]

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EUGENICS: MYTH AND
REALITY

17th October 2015

Speaker at the Battle of Ideas debating questions such as "Are we already going too far in our manipulation of human genes, or should we embrace the ability to conquer illness?" & "To what extent should we be concerned about attempts to improve human beings?" 

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UK Film Premier: PERFECT

15th May 2019

Translated topics such as genome editing and human enhancement into clear, engaging and accessible language at this SCI-FI-LONDON premier.

 

Presented in association with The Biochemical Society.

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Podcast

Beyond Today: What’s wrong with designer babies?

29th November 2018

If He Jiankui really has created the world’s first genetically modified babies, it marks the beginning of a new and controversial chapter for the human race. It leaves us asking two questions: how did he do it, and are we ready?

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The Future of Fertility 

13th May 2018

Panel debate on what does the future of reproductive science hold for the human race? Is egg freezing the answer to fertility preservation for women? And now that we have the technology to edit the genome, will people start asking to make babies who are guaranteed to be tall and blond, or good at sports? 

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Podcast

DIY CRISPR: Biohacking your own Genome

20th December 2017

Spoke to Hannah Devlin in this episode of Guardian Science Weekly podcast on a new wave of biohackers using genome editing.

[Testimonial]

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SHOULD WE BE USING CRISPR/CAS9 TO EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN EMBRYOS?

20th January 2016

Spoke at this London Festival of Genomics debate on human embryo modification & genome editing organised by the Progress Educational Trust

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BANNING THE BRAVE NEW WORLD? THE ETHICS OF SCIENCE

21st October 2012

Speaker at the Battle of Ideas debating the question of how developments in biomedicine are understood and debated by the public, whether the public has any meaningful input & what role do democracy, morality and a grasp of the actual science play in the process?