Biological Weapons Convention – Ad Hoc Group
Monday 9 December
13.00-15.00 Developments in science and technology (Room XXIV)
- University of Bath, Biochemical Security 2030 Project: Examining S&T responsiveness in the context of the BWC and CWC, report on current work
- OPCW Technical Secretariat on Chemical Weapons Disarmament in a Technologically Evolving World
- Croatian Academy of Science, US National Academies, Royal Society, International Union of Microbiological Societies on Science needs for Microbial Forensics:Developing an International Science Roadmap
- Gerald Walther, University of Bradford on The 2013 BioWeapons Monitor:Launch and Plans for the Future
- Dr Dana Perkins, UN 1540 Committee Expert, on UN Security Council Resolution 1540: Emerging Trends, Sharing of Experiences, Lessons Learned and Effective Practices?
Tuesday 10 December
09.00-10.00 Education and outreach (Room XXIV)
- Jo Husbands, US National Academies and OPCW Scientific Advisory Board temporary working group on education and outreach, providing an update of relevant activities
- Brian Rappert, University of Exeter, launching a new book
- Tatyana Novossiolova, LNCV, on ethics education for neuroscientists
- Polish Academy of Sciences and IAP: Global Network of Science Academies, on the results of 6 December discussions to update the 2009 workshop.
13.00-15.00 EU NRBC Action Plan: How the exchange of good practices can improve the surveillance of high risk pathogens – France (Room XXIV)
Wednesday 11 December
09.00-10.00 The Biosecurity Sub-working Group of the Global Partnership against the spread of materials and weapons of mass destruction – United Kingdom (Room XXIV)
13:00-15.00 Improving Biosecurity - Assessment of Dual Use Research - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Room XXV).
- Jan Wilschut - The H5N1 case: A virologist’s view
- Koos van der Bruggen - Advice on Dual use research Policyin The Netherlands
- Malcolm Dando - Reflections on the Report: Improving Biosecurity
13.00-15.00 United Nations Secretary-General's mechanism for investigation of alleged use of biological weapons – Denmark, France and Germany (Room XXIV)
Thursday 12 December
09.00-10.00 Monitoring compliance relevant data - Launch of the Hamburg Research Group's trade monitoring website – Research Group for Biological Arms Control (Room XXIV)