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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist's Independent…

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist's Independent Taskforce on Research with Pandemic Risks

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At this event experts will present the findings of a new report titled "A Framework For Tomorrow's Pathogen Research." The report comes from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Independent Task Force on Research with Pandemic Risks and will discuss the benefits and risks of a subset of research that could plausibly source a large outbreak, or even a pandemic, and offer recommendations to make research with pandemic risks more safe, secure, and responsible.
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The event consists of two sessions:

Session 1: Setting the Scene

  • Rachel Bronson, Bulletin President and CEO
  • Chris King, Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs
  • Anna Laura Ross, Head of Emerging Technologies, Research Prioritization, and Support Unit, World Health Organization
  • Tim Stearns, Dean and Vice President of Education at The Rockefeller University, Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Cellular Dynamics

Session 2: Findings and Recommendations

  • Filippa Lentzos, Associate Professor, Science & International Security, Kings's College London
  • David Relman, Professor and Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation
  • Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Shahid Jameel, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
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