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Responsible science and prevention
of misuse in biological research

  • Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research, A new report by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences provides a discussion basis for scientists on how to address the risk of misuse of biological research, F. Oescher & U. Jenal, 2017, ISSN: 2297-1572

  • Misuse of biological research: How can we prevent biocrimes? U. Jenal, moderator, Annual Meeting of LS2 Life Sciences Switzerland, 2017, Lausanne

  • Code of conduct: A Bottom-up Approach to Address the Misuse Potential in Biological Research? U. Jenal, WHO Extended Biosafety Advisory Group (BAG) Meeting, 2016, Geneva

  • Workshops regarding prevention of misuse of biological research with representatives of Swiss Universities for the Forum for Genetic Research for the Swiss Academy of Science, U. Jenal, 2016, Bern, Lausanne, Zürich

  • Biorisk management: awareness, responsibility and codes of conduct, U. Jenal, Biological Weapons convention 40 th Anniversary Event, March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Contributing to BWC Compliance via Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Biorisk Management, P. Stroot & U. Jenal, The Non-proliferation Review, 18 (3), 2011, Special Issue: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON RE-ENVISIONING THE BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION

  • Developing Biosecurity: Addressing the Dual-Use Problem from an Institutional Perspective, U. Jenal & P. Stroot, Egmont Papers No 52, Dec. 2011, Setting a Standard for stakeholder ship. Industry Contribution to a strengthened Bioloical and Toxin Weapons Convention, P Zanders (Ed.).

  • Overview of dual use control at international and institutional levels, Ph. Stroot, International Symposium on Biosafety and Biosecurity, 2010, Milano, Italy

  • The value of the new international Laboratory Biorisk Management Standard CWA 15793 to better control biosafety and biosecurity at institutional level, Stroot Ph., International Symposium on Biosafety and Biosecurity, 2009, Milano, Italy

  • Strenghtening risk governance in biosciences laboratories, J. Gaudioso, L.A. Burnett, E. Heegaard, J. Owens & Ph. Stroot, 2009, Sandia Report SAND2009-8070

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