National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity

Office of Biotechnology Activities
National Institutes of Health

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Bethesda, MD 20892-7985

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June 30, 2005

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Thursday, June 30, 2005
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Opening Remarks and Swearing in Ceremony (Real Video Clip)

Elias Zerhouni, M.D.
Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Chair's Remarks and Agenda Overview  (Real Video Clip)

Dennis L. Kasper, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Introduction of NSABB Members  (Real Video Clip)

NSABB Structure and Operations  (Real Video Clip)

Thomas Holohan, M.D.
NSABB Executive Director, NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities


Perspectives on Biosecurity in the Life Sciences (Real Video Clip)

NSABB Voting Members

Impetus for NSABB: Enhancing Biosecurity on the Life Sciences  (Real Video Clip)

Rajeev Venkayya, M.D.
Special Assistant to the President,
Senior Director for Biological and Chemical Defense
White House Homeland Security Council

Perspectives on Biosecurity in the Life Sciences  (Real Video Clip)

NSABB Members and Ex Officios


Session I- The Development of Criteria for Identifying Dual Use Research and Research Results

Introduction:Issues of Relevance to Criteria Development  (Real Video Clip)

Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology & Immunology and Chief of Infectious Diseases
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

National Research Council Perspective: Experiments of Concern  (Real Video Clip)

Ron Atlas, Ph.D.
Center for the Deterrence of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism
University of Louisville

Dual Use Dilemma: What are the Best Parameters?  (Real Video Clip)

David R. Franz, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Chief Biological Scientist
Midwest Research Institute

General Discussion and Questions from the Board   (Real Video Clip)

Session I Speakers


Balancing Biosecurity and Scientific Progress: The Need for a Culture of Responsibility
(Real Video Clip)

Anthony Fauci, M.D.
Director, NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Session II- Communication of Dual Use Research Results, Methods, and Technologies

The Challenge to the Life Sciences: Balancing Security and Academic Freedom  (Real Video Clip)

Judith V. Reppy, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Peace Studies Program
Cornell University

Past as Prologue: Are there Lessons to be Learned from the Nuclear Physics and Cryptography Communities  (Real Video Clip)

Thomas Bowles, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Scientific Publication and Security: The Perspective of Scientific Journal Editors and Authors
(Real Video Clip)

Phil Campbell, Ph.D.

Overview of Recent International Discussions  (Real Video Clip)

Wendy D. White
Director, Board on International Scientific Organizations
The National Academies

General Discussion and Questions from the Board  (Real Video Clip)

Session II Speakers

Public Comments  (Real Video Clip)

 Adjourn for the Day


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