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Trends in science and technology relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention [electronic resource] : summary of an international workshop : October 31 to November 3, 2010, Beijing, China / convened in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences ; IAP--The Global Network of Science Academies ; International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ; International Union of Microbiological Societies ; Katherine Bowman ... [et al.], rapporteurs ; National Research Council of the National Academies.

Contributor(s): Bowman, Katherine | Zhongguo ke xue yuan | InterAcademy Panel on International Issues | International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | International Union of Microbiological Societies | National Research Council (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (v, 48 p.).ISBN: 9780309209298; 0309209293; 9780309209304 (electronic bk.); 0309209307 (electronic bk.).Other title: Science and technology relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.Subject(s): Biosecurity -- Congresses | Chemical weapons -- Technological innovations -- Congresses | Biological weapons -- Technological innovations -- Congresses | Arms control -- Congresses | Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (1972) | Biological Warfare -- prevention & control -- Congresses | Chemical Warfare -- prevention & control -- Congresses | Biological Warfare Agents -- Congresses | Biotechnology -- trends -- Congresses | Chemical Warfare Agents -- Congresses | International Cooperation -- Congresses | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Arms ControlGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Trends in science and technology relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.DDC classification: 327.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction to the Themes, Goals, and Context of the Workshop -- Developments in Design, Fabrication, and Production -- Developments in Design, Fabrication, and Production, Continued -- Dispersal and Delivery -- Detection, Identification, and Monitoring -- Defense and Countermeasures -- Communication -- Workshop Discussion Sessions and Final Remarks -- References -- Appendix -- Committee Members -- Workshop Rapporteurs -- Workshop Agenda.
Summary: "This report offers a summary of the substantive presentations during an international workshop, Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, held October 31 - November 3, 2010 at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is meant to provide scientists and other technical experts with factual information about the range and variety of topics discussed at the workshop, which may be of interest to national governments and non-governmental organizations as they begin to prepare for the 7th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) in 2011. The Beijing workshop reflected the continuing engagement by national academies international scientific organizations, and individual scientists and engineers in considering the biosecurity implications of developments in the life sciences and assessing trends in science and technology (S & T) relevant to nonproliferation. The workshop provided an opportunity for the scientific community to discuss the implications of relevant developments in S & T for multiple aspects of the BWC. Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention follows the structure of the plenary sessions at the workshop. It begins with introductory material about the BWC and current examples of the types and modes of science advice available to the BWC and other international nonproliferation and disarmament agreements, in particular the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). This report includes only a very brief description of the some of the post-presentation discussions held during the plenary sessions - and does not include an account of the small breakout groups - since these were intended to inform the committee's finding and conclusions and will be reflected in the final report."--Publisher's description.
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"This report offers a summary of the substantive presentations during an international workshop, Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, held October 31 - November 3, 2010 at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is meant to provide scientists and other technical experts with factual information about the range and variety of topics discussed at the workshop, which may be of interest to national governments and non-governmental organizations as they begin to prepare for the 7th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) in 2011. The Beijing workshop reflected the continuing engagement by national academies international scientific organizations, and individual scientists and engineers in considering the biosecurity implications of developments in the life sciences and assessing trends in science and technology (S & T) relevant to nonproliferation. The workshop provided an opportunity for the scientific community to discuss the implications of relevant developments in S & T for multiple aspects of the BWC. Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention follows the structure of the plenary sessions at the workshop. It begins with introductory material about the BWC and current examples of the types and modes of science advice available to the BWC and other international nonproliferation and disarmament agreements, in particular the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). This report includes only a very brief description of the some of the post-presentation discussions held during the plenary sessions - and does not include an account of the small breakout groups - since these were intended to inform the committee's finding and conclusions and will be reflected in the final report."--Publisher's description.

This project was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, IAP - The Global Network of Science Academies, U.K. Global Partnership Programme, U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Department of State, U.S. National Institutes of Health, and U.S. National Academies.

Introduction to the Themes, Goals, and Context of the Workshop -- Developments in Design, Fabrication, and Production -- Developments in Design, Fabrication, and Production, Continued -- Dispersal and Delivery -- Detection, Identification, and Monitoring -- Defense and Countermeasures -- Communication -- Workshop Discussion Sessions and Final Remarks -- References -- Appendix -- Committee Members -- Workshop Rapporteurs -- Workshop Agenda.

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