Appendix E

List of Presentations

Bruce Budowle, Director, Institute of Applied Genetics and Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center

  • Sampling and Preservation: Commentary Using Food and Agriculture as Examples of Targets for an Attack with a Bioweapon
  • Validation and Reference Materials for Microbial Forensics

Rocco Casagrande, Founder and Managing Director, Gryphon Scientific

  • Technologies and Approaches for Identifying Microbes for Law Enforcement: Tools Needed to Support Biological Disarmament

Jongsik Chun, Associate Professor of Biology, Seoul National University

  • Bioinformatics Challenges for Microbial Forensics

Aaron Darling, Associate Professor in Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics, University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Science’s ithree institute

  • Big Data and Computing Challenges in Microbial Forensics
  • Microbial Ecology and Diversity in the Context of Forensics

Mats Forsman, Research Director for Biological Analyses, Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI)

  • Commentary: Microbial Forensics—A Swedish Perspective


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Appendix E List of Presentations Bruce Budowle, Director, Institute of Applied Genetics and Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center • Sampling and Preservation: Commentary Using Food and Agri- culture as Examples of Targets for an Attack with a Bioweapon • Validation and Reference Materials for Microbial Forensics Rocco Casagrande, Founder and Managing Director, Gryphon Scientific • Technologies and Approaches for Identifying Microbes for Law Enforcement: Tools Needed to Support Biological Disarmament Jongsik Chun, Associate Professor of Biology, Seoul National University • Bioinformatics Challenges for Microbial Forensics Aaron Darling, Associate Professor in Computational Genomics and Bio- informatics, University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Science’s ithree institute • Big Data and Computing Challenges in Microbial Forensics • Microbial Ecology and Diversity in the Context of Forensics Mats Forsman, Research Director for Biological Analyses, Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) • Commentary: Microbial Forensics—A Swedish Perspective 215

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216 APPENDIX E Fernando González-Candelas, Full Professor of Genetics, Department of Genetics, University of Valencia • Molecular Evolution in Court: Analysis of a Large Hepatitis C Virus Outbreak from an Evolving Source Adam Hamilton, President and CEO, Signature Science • Sampling and Handling for Microbial Forensics Applications Dag Harmsen, Head of Research, Periodontology Department, University Hospital Münster • The E. coli O104 Case Dana R. Kadavy, Senior Microbiologist, Signature Science • Forensic Approaches to Microbial Identification Paul Keim, Cowden Endowed Chair in Microbiology and Arizona Regents Professor, Northern Arizona University • The FBI Amerithrax Investigation Raymond Lin Tzer Pin, Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Micro- biology; Clinical Director, Molecular Diagnostic Centre • Commentary: Technologies and Approaches for Identifying Microbes in Public Health Juncai Ma, Assistant Director of Institute of Microbiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Deputy Chairman of the Expert Committee on CAS Databases • The Importance of Reference Collections and the Role of the World Data Center for Microorganisms Alemka Markotić, Head, Department for Research, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia; Professor at the Medical School of the University of Rijeka and Associate Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts • Clinical and Forensic Approaches to Microbial Identification: Clinical Diagnostic Practices Piers Millet, Deputy Head of the Implementation Support Unit, Biologi- cal Weapons Convention, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs • Commentary: The Emerging Field of Microbial Forensics

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APPENDIX E 217 Stephen A. Morse, Associate Director for Environmental Microbiology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia • Sampling and Preservation Methods: Public Health Aspects • Technologies and Approaches for Identifying Microbes in Public Health Randall Murch, Professor in Practice, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK • The Trajectory of Microbial Forensics: From Origins to “Grand Challenges” Dana Perkins, Expert, Group of Experts, Committee established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 • Using Microbial Forensics to Strengthen Biosecurity and the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 Dragan Primorac, Adjunct Professor, Eberly College of Science, The Penn- sylvania State University, and Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Jus- tice and Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven; Professor, Medical Schools, Split and Osijek, Croatia • Croatian Accomplishments in Forensics Genetics Cerys Rees, Capability Lead, CB Analysis & Attribution, Detection Department, Dstl Porton Down • Commentary: Sampling and Preservation Methods Richard Vipond, Operations Manager for the Rare and Imported Patho- gens Laboratory (RIPL), Public Health England, Porton Down • Heroin-Associated Anthrax Cases 2009/10, 2012 and . . . Haruo Watanabe, Director General, National Institute of Infectious Dis- eases, Tokyo, Japan • Commentary: Technologies and Approaches for Identifying Microbes in Public Health Ruifu Yang, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology • What Is Known, in General, About the Ecology of Pathogens Globally

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