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Life Sciences and Related Fields Appendix C Workshop Agenda and Participants AGENDA Sunday, October 31 6:00 PM Reception and Welcome Remarks from Sponsoring Organizations — Rod Flower, Chair, Committee on Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention: An International Workshop — Lei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences — Andrzej Górski, Chair, IAP Biosecurity Working Group — Iqbal Parker, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology — Stephen Lerner, International Union of Microbiological Societies — Meg Flanagan, Defense Threat Reduction Agency — Lorna Miller, U.K. Global Partnership Programme — Christopher Park, U.S. Department of State
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Life Sciences and Related Fields Monday, November 1 9:00 AM Plenary Session 1: Introduction to the Themes, Goals, and Context of the Workshop Chair: Andrzej Gorski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland Welcome Address: Tao Xu, Director-General, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 1. Aims and Objectives of the Meeting—Roderick Flower, Queen Mary University of London, UK 2. The Biological Weapons Convention: A Brief Overview—Piers Millet, BWC Implementation Support Unit, United Nations, Switzerland 3. Introduction to Framework for Evaluating New and Technology—Ralf Trapp, CBW Consultant, France 4. Perspective from the Chinese Academy of Sciences—Li Huang, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 5. Discussion 10:45 AM Plenary Session 2: Developments in Design, Fabrication, and Production (A) Chair: Iqbal Parker, University of Cape Town, South Africa 1. Bioinformatics and Computational Tools—Etienne de Villiers, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya 2. Systems Biology: Relevance to the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention—Andrew Pitt, University of Glasgow, UK 3. Emerging Trends in Synthetic Biology—Pawan Dhar, University of Kerala, India 4. Discussion 1:15 PM Plenary Session 3: Developments in Design, Fabrication, and Production (B) Chair: Andrew Pitt, University of Glasgow, UK 1. Bioreactors and Transgenic Animals—Ryszard Stomski, Pozna—University of Life Sciences, Poland 2. Transgenic Plants and Recombinant Pharmaceuticals—Julian Ma, St. Georges University of London, UK 3. Neuroscience Developments—James Eberwine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA 4. Discussion 3:00 PM Plenary Session 4: Dispersal and Delivery Chair: Ralf Trapp, CBW Consultant, France 1. Aerosols and Aerobiology—Chad Roy, Tulane National Primate Research Center, USA
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Life Sciences and Related Fields 2. Nanostructured Delivery Systems for Drugs, Proteins and Cells—Jackie Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore 3. Commentary: Implications Stemming from Advances in Dual-Use Targeted Delivery Systems—Kathryn Nixdorff, Darmstadt University of Science and Technology, Germany 4. Discussion 4:15 PM Breakout Discussion Sessions 7:30 PM Special Event: “Strengthening the culture of responsibility with respect to dual use research and biosecurity” (video-teleconference). Organized by NIH/NSABB and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the IAP, IUMS, IUBMB, and NAS. Tuesday, November 2 9:00 AM Plenary Session 5: Summary from Day 1 Chair: Maxwell Otim Onapa, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Uganda 1. Presentations from Rapporteurs of Day 1 Breakout Sessions 2. Discussion 9:30 AM Plenary Session 6: Detection, Identification, and Monitoring Chair: Lloyd Whitman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA 1. Postgenomic Technologies—Andrew Pitt, University of Glasgow, UK 2. Exploring an International Microbial Forensics Capability to Support Attribution and Advance Global Biosecurity—Randall Murch, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA 3. Biosensors Overview—Gary Resnick, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA 4. Biosensor Development—Ilya Kurochkin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 5. Remarks: Brief Summary of the Science used by the FBI in the Anthrax Attacks Case of 2001—Nancy Connell, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA 6. Discussion
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Life Sciences and Related Fields 11:15 AM Plenary Session 7: Defense and Countermeasures Chair: Anwar Nasim, COMSTECH, Pakistan 1. Vaccines and Medical Countermeasures—Nancy Connell, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA 2. Monitoring and Molecular Diagnosis of Emerging Infectious Diseases—Raymond Lin, National Public Health Laboratory, Singapore 3. Agricultural Biosecurity: Threats to Crop Production—Michael Jeger, Imperial College London, UK 4. Discussion 1:45 PM Breakout Discussion Sessions 4:15 PM Plenary Session 8: Communication Chair: Hernan Chaimovich, Fundação Butantan, Brazil 1. How the Internet Has Changed Scientific Interchanges—James Meadway, The Royal Society, UK 2. Influence of Technology on Scientific Collaboration: Indonesia Experience—Herawati Sudoyo, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia 3. Biological Risks—Future Trends: Conveying the Concept of Risk—Terence Taylor, International Council for the Life Sciences, USA 4. Discussion Wednesday, November 3 9:00 AM Plenary Session 9: Summary from Day 2 Chair: Li Huang, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 1. Presentations from Rapporteurs of Day 2 Breakout Sessions 2. Discussion of Days 1 and 2 10:30 AM Plenary Session 10: Workshop Conclusions Chair: Roderick Flower, Queen Mary University of London, UK 1. Facilitated Discussion: Improving Scientific Input into the BWC 2. Discussion of Workshop Findings and Conclusions 3. Next Steps 12:00 PM Meeting Adjournment
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Life Sciences and Related Fields PARTICIPANT LIST Katherine Bowman Board on Life Sciences The U.S. National Academies Göran Bucht Swedish Defense Research Establishment Hernan Chaimovich Fundação Butantan University of São Paulo Teck-Mean Chua Asia Pacific Biosafety Association Nancy Connell Department of Medicine University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Neil Davison Security and Diplomacy The Royal Society Etienne De Villiers International Livestock Research Institute Pawan Dhar Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology University of Kerala Gang Dong Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences Qi Dong Division of International Organization Bureau of International Cooperation Chinese Academy of Sciences Cris dos Remedios International Union for Pure & Applied Biophysics University of Sydney James Eberwine Department of Pharmacology University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Gerald Epstein Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy American Association for the Advancement of Science Meg Flanagan U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency Rod Flower St. Barts and The London School of Medicine Queen Mary University of London David R. Franz Midwest Research Institute David Friedman Institute for National Security Studies Tel-Aviv University Katsuhisa Furukawa Japan Science and Technology Agency Andrzej Gorski Polish Academy of Sciences
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Life Sciences and Related Fields Anfeng Guo Visiting Fellow, Princeton University Beijing Science Technology and Security Center Li Huang Institute of Microbiology Chinese Academy of Sciences Kathryn Hughes Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology The U.S. National Academies Jo L. Husbands Board on Life Sciences The U.S. National Academies Saied Jaradat Princess Haya Biotechnology Center Michael J. Jeger Imperial College London Serhiy Komisarenko National Biosafety and Biosecurity Commission Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch Office for Disarmament Affairs Ilya Kurochkin Chemical Department M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Valdas Laurinavicius Institute of Biochemistry Vilnius University Stephen Lerner International Union of Microbiological Societies Wayne State University School of Medicine Ming Li Beijing Institutes of Biological Science Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhenjun Li Department of Science & Education National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention China CDC Raymond Lin National Public Health Laboratory Ministry of Health Shu Liu Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences Yidong Liu Institute for the History of Natural Science Chinese Academy of Sciences Julian Ma St. George’s Hospital Medical School University of London Irma Makalinao Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine University of the Philippines Manila Robert Mathews NBC Arms Control Unit Defence Science and Technology Organisation
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Life Sciences and Related Fields James Meadway The Royal Society Sue Meek Australian Academy of Science Lorna Miller Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Piers Millett BWC Implementation Support Unit United Nations Randall Murch Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Anwar Nasim OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) Kathryn Nixdorff Darmstadt University of Technology Godwin Haruna Ogbadu Sheda Science and Technology Complex Maxwell Otim Onapa Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Christopher Park Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation U.S. Department of State M. Iqbal Parker International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology University of Cape Town Graham Pearson Department of Peace Studies University of Bradford Lei Pei Organisation for International Dialogue & Conflict Management Andrew Pitt University of Glasgow Yerlan Ramankulov National Center for Biotechnology of the Republic of Kazakhstan I. Gary Resnick Bioscience Division Los Alamos National Laboratory James Revill Science and Technology Policy Research University of Sussex Chad Roy Tulane National Primate Research Center Tulane University School of Medicine Benjamin Rusek Committee on International Security and Arms Control The U.S. National Academies Nariyoshi Shinomiya Department of Integrative Physiology and Bio-Nano Medicine National Defense Medical College of Japan Aleksandr Simonian Biosensing/CBET National Science Foundation
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Life Sciences and Related Fields Ryszard Slomski Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Poznan University of Life Sciences James Stack Kansas State University Great Plains Diagnostic Network Colonel Ben Steyn Chemical and Biological Defence Advisor South African Military Health Service Herawati Sudoyo Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology Leiv Sydnes Department of Chemistry University of Bergen Marlena Szalata Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Poznan University of Life Sciences Terence Taylor International Council for the Life Sciences Ralf Trapp Consultant, CBW Arms Control and Disarmament Jinglin Wang Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences Lei Wang Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences Li Wang Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences Lloyd Whitman Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Angela Woodward Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) Jackie Ying Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Zhiming Yuan Wuhan Institute of Virology Chinese Academy of Sciences Lei Zhang Institute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences Xiushan Zhang Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences Lianhui Zhu Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences Enlin Zhu Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine Division Ministry of Agriculture