Opening Panel: Framing the Issue—Web of Prevention, Web of Opportunities


  • Web of Prevention: Robin Coupland, International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Opportunities with International Organizations Ottorino Cosivi, World Health Organization Alexandre Bartsev, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development



10:45 – 11:15AM

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45PM

Plenary 2. Emerging Life Science and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities for Biosecurity

Chair: Indira Nath, LEPRA-Blue Peter Research Center



  • Jason Chin, Cambridge University

  • Jörg Stelling, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

  • Jane Calvert, Edinburgh University



12:45 – 1:45PM


1:45 – 3:00PM

Plenary 3. Introduction of the Breakout Sessions: Topics and Tasks


Chair: Sergio Pastrana, Cuban Academy of Sciences



  • Building a “Culture of Responsibility”: Leiv Sydnes, University of Bergen

  • Identifying Standards for Research Oversight: David Franz, Midwest Research Institute

  • Providing Science Advice to Governments and International Organizations and Enhancing the Role of the Science Community: Angelo Azzi, Tufts University



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