CILE
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Islamic Ethics and Genomics:  The intersection of science, religion and law

Date: 17 April 2017  

Time: 11:00-13:30

Place: Education City, Georgetown University - School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Panelists:

  • Mohammed Ghaly: Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE), College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • Eman Sadoun: Ministry of Public Health
  • Khalid Fakhro: Sidra Medical Research Center

Islamic Ethics and Genomics

As part of its interest in supporting research on genomics, the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) funded a project on “Indigenizing Genomics in the Gulf Region (IGGR): The Missing Islamic Bioethical Discourse”, grant no. NPRP8-1620-6-057. The project started officially in September 2016 and continues for three years. The convener of this panel, Dr. Mohammed Ghaly, is the Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) of the IGGR project.

The panel will address “Islamic Ethics & Genomics” from three main perspectives.

  • One part of the panel will be dedicated to presenting basic scientific information about genomics in a way accessible to the general public.
  • Another part will give an overview of the Islamic religio-ethical deliberations on genomics.
  • The third part of the panel will explore the policy and legal regulations related to genomics and how far they are in tune with the above-mentioned scientific and religio-ethical deliberations.

Qatar Faculty Forum (QFF)

This event is part of the Qatar Faculty Forum (QFF). The QFF is an occasional lecture series for the Education City community. First founded in 2006, the QFF traditionally meets for lunchtime discussions four times a semester in both spring and fall. The QFF is a body composed of faculty members of Education City branch universities, partner universities of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). They meet about once a month to share their latest research in a mini conference.

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>> For more background information about this panel, please read the background paper.

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