Upcoming Event: Biology, Chemistry and Biosecurity: Implications of Convergence for Biosecurity and Recent Advances in the Education of Life Scientists, 14-15 October 2013, Hilton Hotel, Bradford (see Bradford Conference 2013 button below)
Meeting of Experts to the BTWC, August 2013 - Bradford Policy Research at the United Nations, Geneva
On Tuesday 13th August 2013, the University of Bradford collaborated with the US National Academies and the Landau Network, Centro Volta, Italy to hold a breakfast side event at the United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva on the topic of Dual Use Education. The event was chaired by Ambassador Urs Schmid of Switzerland who introduced presentations from Wellcome Trust Doctoral Researcher Tatyana Novossiolova, Doctoral Candidate Gerald Walther, Senior Project Director at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Jo Husbands, and Dana Perkins 1540 Committee Expert, United Nations (UN) Security Council.
Effective and Sustainable Biosecurity Education for those in the Life Sciences: The Benefits of Active Learning, Tatyana Novossiolova, University of Bradford
Neuroscience Dual-Use Education Network Coordinator:Gerald Walther, University of Bradford, Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, at the Biological Weapons Convention 2012 Meeting of States Parties.
Meeting of States Parties to the BTWC, December, 2012 - Bradford Policy Research at the United Nations, Geneva
Dr Simon Whitby gave a presentation at the Palais des Nation, United Nations, Geneva, at a breakfast Side Event hosted by the Government of Canada titled: "Awareness of the Dual-Use Challenges in to Biosafety and Biosecurity Training and Education for Life Scientists", Room XXIV - 09:00 - 10:00am, 9:00-9:05am, Chaired by Ambassador Golberg (Canada) Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament. 9:00-9:05am. Welcome and opening by Ambassador Golberg, 9:05-9:15am, Dr. Simon Whitby (University of Bradford), 9:15-9:25am Ms. Renée Carrière (Public Health Agency of Canada), 9:25-9:35am Dr. Shuji Amano (Nagasaki University). This presentation focused on the collaborative work of the University of Bradford and the Government of Canada on Dual-Use Biosecurity Education.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012, at the Biological Weapons Convention 2012 Meeting of States Parties. Dr Simon Whitby gave a presentation at the Palais des Nation, United Nations, Geneva, at a breakfast event convened by the Universities of Bath and Bradford together with Landau Network-Centro Volta (LNCV) on the theme of science and education. Presentations were given by Alexander Kelle (Bath) ‘Towards the focused and effective science and technology review during the third BTWC inter-sessional process’, Tatyana Novossiolova (Bradford) ‘Biosecurity education for the life sciences: nuclear security education experience as a model’, Giulio Mancini (LNCV) ‘The European biosecurity awareness raising network’, and Simon Whitby (Bradford) ‘The 2012 BioWeapons Monitor Book Launch’. The event was chaired by Ambassador Jo Adamson (United Kingdom), Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament.
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