Room: H 3008
Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler (VDW)
Biological weapons (BW) are classified as weapons of mass destruction. Development, production and storage of BW are prohibited by the Biological Weapons Convention. Conventional methods in microbiology were tedious and error-prone. Genetic engineering could be misused to create infectious bacteria, viruses or fungi with required characteristics and has been already utilized in a state-sponsored BW program. The workshop will shed some light on state of the art techniques in this field and potentially emerging biological threats.
Mirko Himmel, University of Hamburg
John Webb, Centre for Transformative innovation,
Swinburn University, Melbourne