Posts tagged with biosecurity

BIO 2011 Biosecurity Conference

Coverage of some of the key sessions from the Biosecurity Conference at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2011, which occurred in Washington DC on June 29-30, can be found in the FAS Biosecurity Blog. A View from the Hill: A Conversation on Global Biodefense and Biosecurity Jim Greenwood, the President of BIO, opened the first […]

Nishal Mohan

Globalizing Biosecurity: The Virtual Biosecurity Center

Dr. Nishal Mohan, Biosecurity Program Manager at the Federation of American Scientists and the Executive Director of the Virtual Biosecurity Center (VBC), spoke on the subject of ‘Globalizing Biosecurity: The Virtual Biosecurity Center’ at Princeton University on April 8, 2011. This talk is part of the Princeton Biosecurity Seminar Series, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. […]

Position Filled – Biosecurity Education Project Manager

The Biosecurity Program at the Federation of American Scientists is expanding! Job Title: Biosecurity Education Project Manager Location: Washington, D.C. Job Type: Temporary position ending September 16, 2011 but with a possibility of becoming a permanent position thereafter. Description: The Federation of American Scientists’ Biosecurity Program is seeking a smart, energetic individual to manage the […]

The Virtual Biosecurity Center

Please do not forget to check out one of our exciting new additions to the Biosecurity Program: The Virtual Biosecurity Center. The Virtual Biosecurity Center (VBC) is the ‘one stop shop’ for biosecurity information, education, best practices, and collaboration. To find out more about the VBC and how you may play a role in coordinating […]

Biosecurity Bills Before Congress

With the lame-duck congressional session drawing to a close there is not much time for action on the biosecurity related bills before Congress.  So what does this mean for biosecurity and biosecurity related legislation?  Congress is considering several bills related to biosecurity, but little progress is expected during the remainder of the lame-duck session. First, […]

Ridding the World of Rinderpest

Humanity’s 5,000 year struggle with the cattle disease rinderpest is over according to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization.  In 1994, the FAO launched an aggressive program to eradicate this dangerous disease through vaccinations and monitoring, and the last known case was detected in 2001.  Ten years later, in 2011, FAO will officially mark the […]

Who is in Charge of Biodefense?

Who is in charge of carrying out our nation’s biodefense policy?  This question was raised repeatedly in Wednesday’s hearing of the Senate Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittee.  The hearing focused on bioterrorism, biosecurity, and medical countermeasures in contrast to last week’s senate hearing on terrorism during which the topic was barely mentioned. The hearing was […]