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Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will produce a report designed to answer the questions “What will the likely future products of biotechnology be over the next 5-10 years? What scientific capabilities, tools, and/or expertise may be needed by the regulatory agencies to ensure they make efficient and sound evaluations of the likely future products of biotechnology?”

The committee will:

·         Describe the major advances and the potential new types of biotechnology products likely to emerge over the next 5-10 years. 

·        Describe the existing risk analysis system for biotechnology products including, but perhaps not limited to, risk analyses developed and used by EPA, USDA, and FDA, and describe each agency’s authorities as they pertain to the products of biotechnology.
·        Determine whether potential future products could pose different types of risks relative to existing products and organisms. Where appropriate, identify areas in which the risks or lack of risks relating to the products of biotechnology are well understood.

 
·         Indicate what scientific capabilities, tools, and expertise may be useful to the regulatory agencies to support oversight of potential future products of biotechnology.   

Human drugs and medical devices will not be included in the purview of the study per a sponsor's request.

Status: Completed

PIN: DELS-BLS-15-16

Project Duration (months): 12 month(s)

RSO: Laney, Kara N.

Topic(s):

Agriculture
Biology and Life Sciences
Energy and Energy Conservation
Environment and Environmental Studies
Food and Nutrition
Health and Medicine
Math, Chemistry, and Physics
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 03/17/2016

Richard M. Murray - (Chair)
California Institute of Technology

Dr. Richard Murray is Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering at California Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology in 1985 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Professor Murray's research is in the application of feedback and control to mechanical, information, and biological systems. Current projects include integration of control, communications, and computer science in multi-agent systems, information dynamics in networked feedback systems, analysis of insect flight control systems, and biological circuit design. Professor Murray has recently developed a new course at Caltech that is aimed at teaching the principles and tools of control to a broader audience of scientists and engineers, with particular emphasis on applications in biology and computer science. Dr. Murray is co-founder and board member of Synvitrobio, a start-up biotechnology company focused on commercialization of cell-free synthesis methods.
Richard M. Amasino
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Richard M. Amasino is a professor with the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His work focuses on how plants perceive seasonal cues such as changing day-length and temperature and how they use such cues to determine when to initiate flowering. His most recent focus has been on understanding the biochemical pathway through which perception of winter cold leads to flowering in the spring–a process known as vernalization. Dr. Amasino is also a member of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, which is one of the three bioenergy research centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy. His work with the center involves studying the biochemical basis of plant biomass accumulation as well as directing the education and outreach program of the center. Dr. Amasino is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professor, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His teaching and research have resulted in several national and international awards, including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award in 1999. He has served both as president and chair of the board of trustees of the American Society of Plant Biologists. Dr. Amasino received his BS in biology from Pennsylvania State University and his MS and PhD in biology/biochemistry from Indiana University.
Steven P. Bradbury
Iowa State University

In August of 2015, Dr. Bradbury was appointed as a professor of environmental toxicology in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology. He is also a faculty member in Iowa State University's Toxicology Program. From July 2014 through July 2015, Dr. Bradbury served as a visiting professor in the Department of Entomology. Dr. Bradbury is contributing to research, teaching and extension in university-wide toxicology, environmental, agriculture and natural resource science and policy programs. Areas of emphasis include pesticide resistance management; pollination services and monarch butterfly conservation; and sustainable agriculture, including the role of integrated pest management within nested layers of governance. Dr. Bradbury retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2014. During his last 4 years at EPA he was the Director of the Office of Pesticide Programs. In this role he led evaluation of new and existing pesticides, including biotechnology products; integration of federal pesticide registration decisions within related national, state and stakeholder-initiated programs; and addressed management options for emerging, high impact pests, pesticide resistance, and water quality, endangered species and pollinator protection. Prior to joining OPP in 2002, Dr. Bradbury had over 15 years of experience in EPA’s Office of Research and Development leading efforts to advance human health and ecological risk assessments in support of water quality, pesticide and industrial chemical programs. Dr. Bradbury has a BS in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS in Entomology (Insecticide Toxicology) and a PhD in Toxicology and Entomology from Iowa State University. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has an extensive record of invited presentations at international and national scientific conferences. In 2014, Dr. Bradbury received the Henry A. Wallace Award for Outstanding Leadership to National and International Agriculture from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University.
Steven L. Evans
Dow AgroSciences

Dr. Steve Evans is currently a Fellow at Dow AgroSciences in Seeds Discovery R&D. He received his B.A. and B.S. degrees in chemistry and microbiology from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. in microbial physiology from the University of Mississippi Medical School. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and subsequently with the U.S.D.A. in Peoria, Illinois. In 1988 he joined Mycogen Corp., now Dow AgroSciences, where he has been involved in the development of natural and recombinant biopesticides, including several crop traits from the Mycogen pipeline. At the U.S.D.A. and subsequently in industry roles, Evans blends high-resolution chemical analysis with enzymology to research agricultural applications of biotechnology. Evans continues to identify and acquire differentiating biotechnology capabilities. Evans is chair emeritus of the Industrial Advisory Board of the SynBERC synthetic biology consortium and co-chair of the BIO Organization IES synthetic biology sub team.
Barbara J. Evans
University of Houston

Dr. Barbara Evans joined the University of Houston Law Center in 2007. She is George Butler Research Professor and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Law at UHLC and is an affiliated member of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She was named a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics for the period 2010-2014 and conducts an active research agenda including projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration. Her research interests include governance, privacy, and financing issues with large health information networks and tissue repositories; regulatory and judicial uses of evidence from large-scale observational studies; and legal barriers to clinical translation of pharmacogenomics. Earlier in her career, she was a partner in the international regulatory practice of a large New York law firm and subsequently advised clients on U.S. privacy, research, and medical device regulatory matters. Prior to joining the University of Houston Law Center, she was a Research Professor of Medicine and Director of the Program in Pharmacogenomics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine/Center for Bioethics. She holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University; a J.D. from Yale Law School; and she completed a post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Farren Isaacs
Yale University

Dr. Isaacs is an Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. He received a B.S.E. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his PhD from the Biomedical Engineering Department and Bioinformatics Program at Boston University. In his PhD he integrated theory and experiment to study gene regulatory network dynamics and then pioneered the design and development of synthetic RNA components capable of probing and programming cellular function. He then was a research fellow in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School working on genome engineering technologies with George Church. At Harvard, he developed enabling technologies for genome engineering, including MAGE (Multiple Automated Genome Engineering) and CAGE (Conjugative Assembly Genome Engineering). His research is focused on developing foundational genomic and biomolecular engineering technologies with the goal of developing new genetic codes, and engineered cells that serve as factories for chemical, drug and biofuel production. He has recently been named a “rising young star of science” by Genome Technology Magazine, a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, and recipient of a Young Professor award from DuPont. Dr. Isaacs is also co-founder and CTA of enEvolv, a start-up biotechnology firm aimed at commercializing the MAGE technology he co-invented.
Martha A. Krebs
Pennsylvania State University

Martha Krebs is senior scientist in Pennsylvania State University’s College of Engineering and principal investigator and director of the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. In her most recent previous position, Krebs worked with University of California, Davis faculty and staff to leverage and expand research programs through federal, state and private partnerships. In that role she also has served as science advisor for the California Energy Commission. Before joining UC Davis, she was the Commission’s deputy executive director for research and development (R&D). From 1993 to 2000, Krebs served as assistant secretary and director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy, responsible for the basic research program that supports the department’s energy, environmental and national security missions. She also advised the Secretary of Energy on the department’s R&D portfolio and the institutional health of its National Laboratories. From 1983 to 1993, Krebs served as an associate director for Planning and Development at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she was responsible for strategic planning for research and facilities, technology transfer, and science education and outreach. From 1977 to 1983, she served on the House Committee on Science first as a professional staff member and then as subcommittee staff director, responsible for authorizing the department’s non-nuclear energy technologies and energy science programs. Krebs received her bachelor’s degree and doctorate in physics from the Catholic University of America. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association of Women in Science.
Jennifer Kuzma
North Carolina State University

Jennifer Kuzma is the Goodnight-NCGSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in Social Sciences and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University. Prior to this position she was a faculty member in science and technology policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (2003-2013); study director at the National Academies of Science in Washington DC for genetic engineering and bioterrorism (1999-2003); and a AAAS Risk Policy Fellow at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (1997-1999). She has over 100 scholarly publications on emerging technologies and governance; and has been studying genetic engineering and its societal aspects for over 25 years. She discovered that bacteria product isoprene, a precursor to natural rubber, during from her Ph.D. work in biochemistry, and her postdoctoral work in plant molecular biology resulted in a publication in the journal Science. She has held several leadership positions, including the Society for Risk Analysis Council & Secretary, Chair of the Gordon Conference on S&T Policy, the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee, and the UN WHO-FAO Expert Group for Nanotechnologies in Food and Agriculture. In 2014, she received the Society for Risk Analysis Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Award for recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of risk analysis. She has been called upon in national media for her expertise on genetic engineering policy issues, including recently in the Washington Post, Scientific American, New York Times, 2015 World’s Fair exhibit, Nature, and National Public Radio.
Mary E. Maxon
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Mary Maxon is the Biosciences Area Principal Deputy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where she is responsible for developing strategies for the use of biosciences to address national-scale challenges in energy and environment. Previously, she was Assistant Director for Biological Research at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President where she developed the National Bioeconomy Blueprint. Before moving to OSTP, Dr. Maxon ran the Marine Microbiology Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which supports the application of molecular approaches and comprehensive models to detect and validate environmentally-induced changes in marine microbial ecosystems. Prior to that, Dr. Maxon served as Deputy Vice Chair at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, where she drafted the intellectual property policies for California stem cell grantees in the non-profit and for-profit research sectors. Previously, she was Associate Director and Anti-infective Program Leader for Cytokinetics, a biotechnology company in South San Francisco and team leader at Microbia, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she contributed to the discovery and development of the Precision Engineering technology for production of commercial products using metabolic engineering. Dr. Maxon received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular Cell Biology, and did postdoctoral research in biochemistry and genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Raul F. Medina
Texas A&M University-College Station

Dr. Raul F. Medina’s research interests center around the role that ecological factors play in the population genetics of arthropods. Dr. Medina is particularly interested in the incorporation of evolutionary ecology considerations into pest control practices. His laboratory is currently assessing how species interactions at macroscopic (e.g., host-parasite associations) and microscopic (e.g., arthropod microbiomes) levels may affect genetic variation of agricultural pests and arthropod vectors of human disease. Dr. Medina is currently exploring if the same principles governing insect herbivores’ adaptation to their hosts translate in arthropod parasites of animals. Dr. Medina completed his Bachelor in Biology in Lima, Peru at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. He then obtained a Graduate Certificate in conservation biology from the University of Missouri in Saint Louis. He received his Master and PhD from the University of Maryland working on predation of forest caterpillars and on hymenopteran parasitoid population genetics respectively. Soon after his PhD Dr. Medina started working at Texas A&M where he is currently an Associate Professor.
David Rejeski
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Mr. Rejeski directs the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a non-partisan policy research institute in Washington DC. STIP focuses on emerging technologies and the critical choices innovation presents to public policy. Work includes synthetic biology (http://www.synbioproject.org), nanotechnology (http://www.nanotechproject.org), citizen science (http://wilsoncommonslab.org/), additive manufacturing, converging technologies, and the application of computer games to public policy challenges. He is presently a Guest Researcher at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, and was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Between 1994 and 2000, he worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on a variety of technology, R&D, and policy initiatives, including the development and implementation of the National Environmental Technology Strategy, the Greening of the White House, and the Education for Sustainability Initiative. Before moving to OSTP, he was head of the Future Studies Unit at the Environmental Protection Agency. He spent four years in Hamburg, Germany working for the Environmental Agency, Department of Public Health, and Department of Urban Renewal and, in the late 1970’s, founded and co-directed a non-profit involved in energy conservation and renewable energy technologies. He sits on the advisory boards of a number of organizations, including the UK Open Plant Project, the NSF-funded Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC), DARPA’s ‘Living Foundries’ Program, the Center for Environmental Policy at American University, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology. He has also served on NSF’s Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; EPA’s Science Advisory Board and Board of Scientific Counselors; the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); the Board on Global Science and Technology of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; and Games for Change. He has graduate degrees in public administration and environmental design from Harvard University and Yale University and a degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Jeffrey D. Wolt
Iowa State University

Dr. Wolt is currently professor in the programs of Agronomy, Environmental Science, and Toxicology at Iowa State University. He started his academic career studying biology at Case Western Reserve University and completed his BS in bio-agricultural science at Colorado State University. He received his MS and PhD in agriculture from Auburn University with emphasis in environmental soil chemistry. His expertise includes soil solution chemistry, environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, ecotoxicology, and risk assessment. Prior to coming to Iowa State, he held academic appointments with the University of Tennessee, the University of Hawaii, and Purdue University. He also worked as an environmental chemist and risk analyst with Dow Chemical. Dr. Wolt’s current research interests include biotechnology safety analysis applied to risk management and science policy decision-making; environmental and ecotoxicological risk assessment; soil and environmental chemistry applied to exposure assessment, efficacy, environmental monitoring, environmental toxicology, and environmental fate of xenobiotics and genetically modified agricultural products; and applied soil solution chemistry. He also works with regulators and scientists throughout the world to formulate and promote harmonized approaches for assessing the safety of genetically-engineered plants. His lab group works on the environmental fate of plant products introduced into agroecosystems.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

08/31/2016 Committee composition has changed due to the resignation of Richard Johnson.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Steven L. Evans

In accordance with Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the "Academy shall make its best efforts to ensure that no individual appointed to serve on [a] committee has a conflict of interest that is relevant to the functions to be performed, unless such conflict is promptly and publicly disclosed and the Academy determines that the conflict is unavoidable." A conflict of interest refers to an interest, ordinarily financial, of an individual that could be directly affected by the work of the committee. As specified in the Academy's policy and procedures (http://www.nationalacademies.org/coi/index.html), an objective determination is made for each provisionally appointed committee member whether or not a conflict of interest exists given the facts of the individual's financial and other interests and the task being undertaken by the committee. A determination of a conflict of interest for an individual is not an assessment of that individual's actual behavior or character or ability to act objectively despite the conflicting interest.

We have concluded that for this committee to accomplish the tasks for which it was established its membership must include among others, at least one person who is currently and directly engaged in the biotechnology industry with a focus on the research, development, and production of novel agricultural biotechnology products.

To meet the need for this expertise and experience, Dr. Steven Evans is proposed for appointment to the committee even though we have concluded that he has a conflict of interest because he is an employee of Dow AgroSciences, whose financial interests could be affected by the outcome of the study.

As his biographical summary makes clear, Dr. Evans has current industry experience working to identify, develop, and acquire new biotechnology capabilities, and has over 30 years of experience in the agricultural biotechnology industry, including the development and production of novel seeds, plant sciences, product chemistry and biochemistry, and the development of bioherbicides. This experience and expertise in the agricultural biotechnology industry is critical to the ability of the committee to fulfill its task. We believe that Dr. Evans can serve effectively as a member of the committee and that the committee can produce an objective report, taking into account the composition of the committee, the work to be performed, and the procedures to be followed in completing the work.

After an extensive search, we have been unable to find another individual with current industry experience and equivalent technical expertise and experience in the biotechnology industry as Dr. Evans who does not have a similar conflict of interest. Therefore, we have concluded that this potential conflict is unavoidable.


Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Jeffrey D. Wolt

In accordance with Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the "Academy shall make its best efforts to ensure that no individual appointed to serve on [a] committee has a conflict of interest that is relevant to the functions to be performed, unless such conflict is promptly and publicly disclosed and the Academy determines that the conflict is unavoidable." A conflict of interest refers to an interest, ordinarily financial, of an individual that could be directly affected by the work of the committee. As specified in the Academy's policy and procedures (http://www.nationalacademies.org/coi/index.html), an objective determination is made for each provisionally appointed committee member whether or not a conflict of interest exists given the facts of the individual's financial and other interests and the task being undertaken by the committee. A determination of a conflict of interest for an individual is not an assessment of that individual's actual behavior or character or ability to act objectively despite the conflicting interest.

We have concluded that for this committee to accomplish the tasks for which it was established its membership must include among others, at least one person who has current practical expertise in understanding, analyzing, and assessing the risks associated with possible new industrial products of biotechnology.

To meet the need for this expertise and experience, Dr. Jeffrey Wolt is proposed for appointment to the committee even though we have concluded that he has a conflict of interest because he holds investments in a company whose financial interests could be affected by the outcome of the study.

As his biographical summary makes clear, Dr. Wolt has over 35 years of experience in environmental and ecotoxicological risk assessment; food and feed safety risk assessment; soil and environmental chemistry applied to exposure assessment, efficacy, environmental monitoring, environmental toxicology, and environmental fate of agricultural products. This experience and expertise in risk assessment specific to multiple sectors of the biotechnology industry is critical to the ability of the committee to fulfill its task. We believe that Dr. Wolt can serve effectively as a member of the committee and that the committee can produce an objective report, taking into account the composition of the committee, the work to be performed, and the procedures to be followed in completing the work.

After an extensive search, we have been unable to find another individual with the equivalent combination of current technical expertise in the biotechnology industry and broad experience in risk assessment as Dr. Wolt who does not have a similar conflict of interest. Therefore, we have concluded that this potential conflict is unavoidable.

Events



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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Steve Bradbury
Jeff Wolt
Rick Amasino
Dave Rejeski
Farren Isaacs
Steve Evans

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Finalizing report to submit for approval to Report Review Committee

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
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Contact Name:  Kara Laney
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Barbara Evans
Raul Medina
Dave Rejeski
Mary Maxon
Jennifer Kuzma
Steve Evans
Steve Bradbury

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to report in response to reviewer comments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Barbara Evans
Rick Amasino
Raul Medina
Steve Evans
Dave Rejeski
Farren Isaacs
Jennifer Kuzma

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to report in response to reviewer comments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
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Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Barbara Evans
Jeff Wolt
Dave Rejeski
Raul Medina
Steve Bradbury
Farren Isaacs
Steve Evans
Rick Amasino
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to report in response to reviewer comments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Raul Medina
Jeff Wolt
Farren Isaacs
Steve Evans
Barbara Evans
Steve Bradbury
Rick Amasino
Dave Rejeski
Mary Maxon

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to report in response to reviewer comments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Rick Amasino
Steve Evans
Jeff Wolt
Raul Medina
Farren Isaacs
Mary Maxon
Dave Rejeski
Jennifer Kuzma
Steve Bradbury

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to report in response to reviewer comments

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
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Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Rick Amasino
Barbara Evans
Raul Medina
Farren Isaacs
Steve Bradbury
Dave Rejeski

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Strategy for responding to reviewer comments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Reviewer comments

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 21, 2016
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Barbara Evans
Raul Medina
Steve Evans
Steve Bradbury
Mary Maxon
Farren Isaacs
Dave Rejeski

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Reviewer Comments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 21, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Conference call
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
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Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Steve Bradbury
Farren Isaacs
Rick Amasino
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Barbara Evans

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Finalizing draft report for submittal to review process

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
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Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Farren Isaacs
Steve Bradbury
Barbara Evans
Mary Maxon
Rick Amasino
Steve Evans

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

conference call
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Barbara Evans
Dave Rejeski
Steve Bradbury
Steve Evans
Martha Krebs
Jennifer Kuzma

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 30, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Rick Amasino
Raul Medina
Barbara Evans
Steve Bradbury
Dave Rejeski
Mary Maxon
Steve Evans

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 14, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Barbara Evans
Steve Bradbury
Farren Isaacs
Rick Amasino
Jennifer Kuzma
David Rejeski

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 07, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Steve Evans
Steve Bradbury
Raul Medina
David Rejeski
Martha Krebs
Farren Isaacs
Barbara Evans
Jennifer Kuzma

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report writing assignments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 07, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Watch the webinar here
Tuesday, August 2 at 2pm ET

Speakers:

Kent Redford, Archipelago Consulting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Watch the webinar here

Tuesday, August 2 at 1:00 pm ET

Speakers:

Lynn Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell PC
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Monday, August 1 at 2:00 pm Eastern

Speakers:
Chris Warner, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
Jed Eberly, Research Microbiologist, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1954

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Rick Amasino
Steve Bradbury
Barbara Evans
Steve Evans
Farren Isaacs
Rick Johnson
Martha Krebs
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
David Rejeski
Jeff Wolt

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 07, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Register and watch the webinar here

Webinar: Screening Tools
Friday, July 29 at 1-3 pm ET

Speakers:
John Yates, Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
Dan Schlenk, Professor, University of California, Riverside
John Ryals, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metabolon
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Richard Amasino
Raul Medina
Richard Johnson
Steve Evans
Barbara Evans
Farren Isaacs
Steve Bradbury
David Rejeski
Martha Krebs

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft findings and recommendations

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 07, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Register and watch the webinar recording here

Webinar: Gene Drives

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time: 3-5 pm Eastern

Speakers:

Liz Heitman, Associate Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society – Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Kevin Esvelt, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Register or watch the webinar recording here

Webinar: Defense and Intelligent Agency Funding
July 25, 2016
12-2pm Eastern

Speakers:

John Julias, Program Manager Smart Collection, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
Justin Gallivan, Program Manager-Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). (TBC)
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Webinar: Re-Envisioning Risk Assessment

Register and Watch Webinar Here

Friday, July 22
Time: 2-4 pm Eastern

Speakers:

Kristen Nelson, Professor, University of Minnesota
Steve Mashuda, Managing Attorney for Oceans, Earth Justice
Tichafa Munyikwa, Global Regulatory Affairs Lead, Syngenta
Zahra Meghani, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Rhode Island
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Kara Laney
Contact Email:  klaney@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Richard Johnson
Martha Krebs
Steve Bradbury
David Rejeski
Raul Medina
Steve Evans
Jeff Wolt
Mary Maxon

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 07, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Webinar
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jenna Briscoe
Contact Email:  jbriscoe@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Webinar - Safeguarding the Bioeconomy

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2-4 pm ET

Register and Watch the Webinar Here

Speakers:
Edward You, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation-Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Gigi Kwik-Gronvall, Senior Associate, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Center for Health Security
Diane DiEuliis, Deputy Director for Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Amasino
Steven Bradbury
Barbara Evans
Steven Evans
Farren Isaacs
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Richard Murray
David Rejeski
Jeffrey Wolt

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Chapter groups update, July webinars.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 18, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Aanika Senn
Contact Email:  asenn@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3947

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Barbara Evans
Farren Isaacs
Richard Johnson
Martha Krebs
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Richard Murray
David Rejeski

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

General updates; discussion of themes, findings, conclusions and recommendations; July Webinars; Plan for future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 01, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Aanika Senn
Contact Email:  asenn@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343947

Agenda

Register to attend or watch the live webcast: http://nas-sites.org/biotech/2016/04/21/third-public-meeting/

Agenda
June 27, 2016
San Francisco, CA



NEW SECTOR IDENTIFICATION
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Ron Shigeta, Indie Bio
David Berry, Flagship Ventures
Craig Taylor, Alloy Ventures
Karl Handelsman, Codon Capital


HORIZON SCANNING WITH BUSINESSES AND ACADEMICS
10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Academics and Companies
• Adam Arkin, LBL
• Ron Davis, Stanford
• Peter Licari, Terravia
• Patrick Westfall, Zymergen


LUNCH
12:15 - 1:00 pm


SMALL BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES
1:00 - 2:30 pm


• Antony Evans, Taxa
• Kevin Jarrell, Modular Genetics
• Others TBD


BREAK
2:30 - 2:45 pm


POTENTIAL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE ENVIRONMENT
3:00 - 5:00 pm


• Bruce Dannenberg, Phytonix
• Vincent Sewalt, Dupont
• Wayne Landis, Western Washington University
• Steven Strauss, Oregon State University
• Mark Salit, NIST
• Others, TBD


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
5:00 pm


ADJOURN OPEN SESSION
5:30 pm


Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Steve Bradbury
Barbara Evans
Steve Evans
Farren Isaacs
Richard Johnson
Martha Krebs
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
David Rejeski
Jeff Wolt

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Information presented in open session
Draft findings and recommendations
Possible webinar topics

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft findings and recommendations

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 07, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Aanika Senn
Contact Email:  asenn@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343947

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Amasino
Steven Bradbury
Barbara Evans
Steven Evans
Farren Isaacs
Martha Krebs
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Richard Murray
David Rejeski
Jeffrey Wolt

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report outline and working groups; planning for third in person committee meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 10, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Aanika Senn
Contact Email:  asenn@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3947

Agenda
View Webcast Here: http://nas-sites.org/biotech/2016/04/21/second-public-meeting-3/

Wednesday, June 1
Lecture Room
OPEN SESSION

TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
(9:00 -10:45)

Trends in Biotechnology Funding and Tools
Juan Enriquez, Excel Venture Management

Discussion about Trends in Biotechnology Investment and Development (panelists to provide 10 minutes opening remarks, followed by discussion)
• Lionel Clarke, UK Synthetic Biology Leadership Council
• Juan Enriquez, Excel Venture Management, Boston
• Pablo Rabinowicz, Department of Energy
• Others TBD

10:45 Break

ENABLING TOOLS
(11:00-12:15)

Discussion About Trends in Tools Enabling Biotechnology Products of the Future (panelists to provide 10-15 minute presentations/remarks, followed by discussion )
• Nathan Hillson, Joint BioEnergy Institute
• Kevin Munnelly, Gen9
• Brynne Stanton, Gingko Bioworks
• Others TBD

Lunch Break (12:30-1:30)

RISK FRAMING
1:30-2:15

Risk Framing Considerations (30 minutes)
Ortwin Renn, Stuttgart University, Germany (remote)

Discussion with Committee (20 minutes)

Break

OPEN RELEASE BIOTECHNOLOGY

Discussion of Future Emerging Open Release Products
(2:45 – 3:45; Panelists to provide 10-15 minute presentations/remarks, followed by discussion)

• Thomas Reed, Intrexon
• Stephen Herrera, Evolva
• John Cumbers, Synbiobeta
• Chris Voigt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (after 3:00)
• Others TBD

5:00 Public Comment Period

5:30 Adjourn Open Session



Thursday, June 2
Lecture Room
OPEN SESSION



Discussion of “Different” Risks of Open Release Products
(9:00-11:45; Panelists to provide 10-15 minute presentations/remarks, followed by discussion)

• Terry Medley, DuPont
• Gregory Jaffe, Center for Science in the Public Interest
• Others TBD

Lunch

TOOLS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE RISK ANALYSIS
(12:45-2:00)

Discussion with Committee (15 minute presentations, followed by panel discussion)

• Nathan Hillson, Joint BioEnergy Institute
• Others TBD

2:00 Break

IMPLICATIONS OF ACCESSIBLE BIOTECHNOLOGY (2:30-4:00)

• How are the DIY labs different and not different than academic and industrial labs?
• What are the implications for agency engagement with them? .
• What are the perspectives of DIY community members?

Panel Discussion of Questions Above (10 minute opening remarks)
• Tom Burkett, BUGSS,
• Todd Kuiken , Wilson Center
• Randy Rettberg, iGEM
• Others TBD

5:00 Public Comment Period

5:30 Adjourn Open Session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Amasino
Steven Bradbury
Barbara Evans
Steven Evans
Farren Isaacs
Richard Johnson
Martha Krebs
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Richard Murray
Jeffrey Wolt


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of information gathered at workshop; discuss scope of products to cover; discussion of the current state of the regulations and current authorities; discussion of additional data-gathering needs; revise and edit draft report outline.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 10, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Aanika Senn
Contact Email:  asenn@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343947

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Steve Bradbury
Rick Amasino
Jeff Wolt
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Steve Evans
Farren Isaacs
Barbara Evans
Martha Krebs

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda for meeting 3 and white paper

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Draft agenda for meeting 3 and white paper

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 14, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Aanika Senn
Contact Email:  asenn@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343947

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Rick Amasino
Barbara Evans
Steve Evans
Steve Bradbury
Rick Johnson
Dave Rejeski
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Martha Krebs
Farren Isaacs
Raul Medina
Jeff Wolt

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

examples from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 14, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Amasino
Barbara Evans
Steven Evans
Farren Isaacs
Richard Johnson
Martha Krebs
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
Richard Murray
David Rejeski
Jeffrey Wolt

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Assignment of committee working groups, data gathering plans, identifying key participants for the data-gathering meetings

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 02, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Aanika Senn
Contact Email:  asenn@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3947

Agenda
Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance the Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System

April 18, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Building, Room 125
2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20418

1:00 pm Welcome and Introduction to the Committee
Richard Murray, Chair
Douglas Friedman, Study Director

1:10 pm White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Robbie Barbero, Assistant Director for Biological Innovation

1:30 pm US Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
John Turner, Director
Biotechnology Risk Analysis Program

Lisa Ferguson, National Director
Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, National Import Export Services

2:00 pm US Environmental Protection Agency
Rebecca Edelstein, Team Leader for New Chemicals Program
Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxins

Chris Wozniak, Biotechnology Special Assistant
Bio-pesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs

2:30 pm US Food and Drug Administration
Ritu Nalubola, Senior Policy Advisor
Office of the Commissioner

3:00 pm Break

3:20 pm Committee Discussion with Sponsors

4:30 pm Public Comment Period

5:00 pm Adjourn Open Session

A limited public comment period will be offered to in-person registrants only. A sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting starting at noon on April 18th. The committee will accept written comments and materials over the course of the study via input form on the study's website: http://www.nas.edu/biotech
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Richard Murray
Richard Amasino
Steven Bradbury
Steven Evans
Farren Isaacs
Richard Johnson
Jennifer Kuzma
Mary Maxon
Raul Medina
David Rejeski
Jeffrey Wolt
Barbara Evans
Martha Krebs


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Introduction to the Academies and the study process; How to approach the statement of task; committee data-gathering needs; initial deliberations on the materials content.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 28, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

  • Publications having no URL can be seen at the Public Access Records Office