TALK: Biosecurity and Biosafety - The Balance Between New Knowledge and Dangerous Research
|Biosecurity and Biosafety - The Balance Between New Knowledge and Dangerous Research
Dr Harvey Rubin will present a seminar on bioterrorism (what is it and how do we recognize it?) and illustrate the ethical considerations for the modern scientist when conducting your own work. In his talk he will consider if changes to our current governance should be considered necessary for the safe and ethical conduct of research in infectious diseases which would enhance public safety and security but that could occur at the expense of scientific curiosity.
Dr Rubin is the director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR) at the University of Pennsylvania. His research in microbiology involves investigating the pathogenesis of dormancy in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and understanding the enzymology and cell biology of serine proteases and serine protease inhibitors: His lab is also involved in biomolecular computation, a new endeavour in which complex computational operations are carried out using biomolecules, in particular using DNA to create reversible logic gates.
This seminar is supported by the West Australian branch of the Australian Society of Microbiology. Light refreshments will be available at this event. Parking is available at the Medicine and Dentistry library or in Hampden Rd.
Dr Harvey Rubin
Seminar room 1.1, 1st Floor, L Block, QEII Medical Center
: 9346 2245
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:30
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:00
Gillian Walters <[email protected]>
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:27
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