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INTA Prof Speaks at UN Conference: Synthetic Biology & Nanotechnology
Turin, Italy (March 16, 2010) — Prof Margaret E. Kosal will deliver the keynote address at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in Turin, Italy to the UN experts’ workshop on “Synthetic Biology and Nanobiotechnology Risks and Responses” - 24 and 25 March 2010.
The UN is holding two expert workshops in 2010 to assess future biosecurity risks of these technology fields as well as possible response measures, putting particular emphasis on bioterrorism concerns.
Kosal will speak on “The Challenges of Reducing the Global Security Risks of Nanobiotechnology".
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