H5N1 research: biosafety, biosecurity and bioethics

An international symposium

 

Organised by the Royal Society in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Foundation for Vaccine Research with support from the American Society for Microbiology, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fondation Mérieux, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Institut Pasteur, and the Society for General Microbiology.

 

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Session 1: The continuing influenza threat

Click to download Right Click to download Welcome: John Skehel, Simon Wain-Hobson
Click to download Right Click to download Avian and human H5N1 epidemiology and epizoonosis: Robert Webster
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Click to download Right Click to download Risk assessing animal influenza viruses for pandemic threat: Malik Peiris
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Click to download Right Click to download Determinants of the pathogenicity of influenza viruses: Hans-Dieter Klenk
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Click to download Right Click to download Transmission of an influenza virus possessing an H5 hemagglutinin via respiratory droplets in ferrets: Yoshihiro Kawaoka
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Click to download Right Click to download Aerosol transmission of influenza A/H5N1 virus in ferrets: Ron Fouchier
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Session 2: Biosafety and biosecurity

Click to download Right Click to download NSABB policy, processes and recommendations on communicating H5N1 research: Paul Keim
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Click to download Right Click to download The ASM perspective on DURC: Kenneth Berns
Click to download Right Click to download Our common goal: protecting public health from avian flu: Thomas Inglesby
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Session 3: Public health and bioethics

Click to download Right Click to download Scientific freedom: A two pipe problem with a dual remedy solution: John Harris
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Click to download Right Click to download Normative stances for the management of dual use technologies: Ross Upshur
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Click to download Right Click to download Asilomar: reflections on an earlier episode in biosafety (videoconference): Paul Berg

Session 4: Going wider

Click to download Right Click to download Response to H5N1 and H1N1, experience of the 2009 pandemic Gordon Duff
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Click to download Right Click to download A publishing and editing perspective: Philip Campbell
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Click to download Right Click to download H5N1 decisions: some important lessons learned: Bruce Alberts
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Click to download Right Click to download H5N1 - a funder's perspective: John Savill
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Click to download Right Click to download Vaccine options: industry perspective: Jeffrey Almond
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Click to download Right Click to download H5N1, the public, public health and public trust: Laurie Garrett
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Click to download Right Click to download Doomsday virus or no big deal: view from the newsroom: David Brown
Click to download Right Click to download Cybersecurity, scientific data and public trust: Bruce Schneier
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Session 5: Observations and discussion

Click to download Right Click to download Open floor discussion
Click to download Right Click to download Observations: Peter Doherty
Click to download Right Click to download Observations: Arthur Caplan
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Click to download Right Click to download Closing remarks: John Skehel and Simon Wain-Hobson

 

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