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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