Dr Günes Taylor
researcher, Francis Crick Institute

Dr Güneş Taylor is currently a postdoctoral training fellow at the Francis Crick Institute, where her research investigates the genes responsible for forming ovaries in female embryos and testes in male embryos. She is fascinated by the intellectual, emotional and ideological relationship that humans have with their genomes, and how this changes with time and biotechnological development.

Having originally studied human genetics at the University of Nottingham, she went on to acquire her DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her PhD research concerned the genome organisation of a population of stem-cell-like cells present only in embryonic development.

In 2018, she was awarded the inaugural Crick Public Engagement Prize for her continued efforts in science communication. In recent years she has debated genome editing and related topics in forums including the Battle of Ideas, Fertility Fest, the Festival of Genomics, FutureFest and Virtual Futures, as well as in the Guardian newspaper’s Science Weekly podcast and in the pages of New Scientist magazine.

Follow Günes on Twitter: @GunesTayl


Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Frobisher 4-6
Genome editing: do we need global regulation?