By Region: Asia/Pacific

Australian Biosecurity Intelligence Network (ABIN) Concept movie

Australian Biosecurity Intelligence Network (ABIN) Concept movie: When a young girl comes down with a high fever, the medical and biosecurity sectors use ABIN to find the culprit and prevent further infection.

The Intersection of Science and Security: a Case Study Approach

On December 9, 2011 the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) sponsored a workshop, The Intersection of Science and Security: a Case Study Approach, Continuing the global dialogue with the scientific and science policy community: focus on Asia and the Western Pacific. The purpose of this workshop was to give attendees a greater understanding of dual use research, including an awareness of strategies for managing dual use research of concern and an appreciation of how these issues are being addressed around the globe. The workshop utilized published articles as case studies, involving Mousepox and a SARS-like virus, as examples of dual use research of concern that highlight issues which investigators, institutions, journal editors, governments, and the scientific and security policy communities need to consider.

Video - Anthrax Diaries

The Anthrax Diaries

A film by: Slawomir Grunberg
Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
Slava Paperno
Kathleen M. Vogel
“… we were primarily interested in the psychological and social issues faced by the scientists who developed biological weapons. Many of them had taken the Hippocratic Oath. From the ethical point of view, it is important to understand how they reconciled the deadly aims of their work with the humanistic ambitions of their science.”

Taking Biosecurity Networks to the Next Level

Date: Sept. 1, 2011

The first international Virtual Biosecurity Center conference explored the role of web-based networks in promoting global biosecurity.