The FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction program presented “Addressing Biosecurity: Role and Responsibilities of the Science and Security Communities.”
This report covers the February 2013 meeting hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which focused on critical issues resulting from foreign scientists studying or working in the U.S., international collaboration, and U.S. scientists working in foreign countries.
Intensive, participatory training on most aspects of biosafety and biosecurity including exercises, tours, audit and inspection discussions, and Q&A. Three sessions are available: Animal Session will be animal oriented, General Session will be general Biosafety and Biosecurity training, and Plant Session will be plant oriented.
DARPA wants to fund projects for four years, then hand them off to investors or other government agencies.
The Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK) virologist transported samples of the MERS coronavirus to the Institut Pasteur in Paris without alerting health authorities. This included transporting the samples in the cabin of a commercial airplane.
The University at Buffalo, State University of New York, in collaboration with local and federal law enforcement agencies, will participate in an exercise designed to test response and recovery capabilities in the event of a biosafety emergency.
Modern biology poses new opportunities to add to the list of select biological threat agents. This paper looks at strategies to blunt disruptive technologies.
Modern biology poses new opportunities to add to the list of select biological threat agents.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture provides tips to minimize spread of diseases.
New biological technologies have serious security and policy implications.