Examining the ethical implications of research on bioweapons and bioterrorism

January 7, 2004

Brussels, 06 Jan 2004

The European Commission will host a conference on the ethical implications of scientific research on bioweapons and the prevention of terrorism in Brussels, Belgium, on 3 and 4 February.

The conference is being organised within the context of a Fifth Framework Programme project on the bioethical implications of globalisation. It will bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts to discuss ethical implications, including risk communication, dual use technologies and the protection of humans.

UK MEP Eryl McNally will give a keynote address, while presentations on issues such as 'bioweapons against livestock', 'the science and security dilemma' and 'clinical trials in biodefence research' will be given by academics from across Europe and beyond.

For further information, please contact:
Dr Line Matthiessen-Guyader
European Commission
E-mail: line-gertrud.matthiessen-guyader@cec.eu.int

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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