Dr. Slavko Bokan presented the following paper at the CBMTS Industry VI meeting in Cavtat, Croatia from 05-10 April 2009. Dr. Bokan previously held several high ranking BWC administrative positions, such as manager Eastern Block of Nations, and he is one of the most knowledgeable professionals across this area.
Explosive Developments in Biotechnology and the BTWC Role in Strengthening Global Safety and Security in Biosciences
LTC, Dr. Slavko Bokan, M.D.
The international community is confronted by a unique challenge in dealing with the threat posed by the potential use of biology and the life sciences for hostile purposes. Advances in a range of scientific disciplines (synthetic biology, synthetic genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology) are coming together to offer new ways of doing things that could drastically alter the way we think about biology.
Our thanks to Professors Marek Kowalczyk and Marek Krzysztof Janiak of the MIHE in Warsaw, Poland for their thoughtful article on the passing of yet another giant of the NBC Protection arena. Professor Rump accomplished very much during his tenure and all of us will miss this quiet, dignified and very thoughtful gentleman and scholar.
In Remembrance of the Life and Work of Professor
SLAWOMIR S. RUMP
Slawomir Stefan Rump was born on July 22, 1929, in Warsaw, Poland.
During the Nazi occupation of Poland, he was an active member of Szare Szeregi (Grey Ranks), the scout resistance organization. He was honored for editing an underground newspaper in the wake of the Warsaw Uprising (in the nearby town of Wlochy) on November 11, 1988 by President of the Polish Republic in Exile with a Commander's Cross of the Order of the (cont. p. 16 - Slawomir S. Rump)
This report has been edited by ASA from a PowerPoint type GAO briefing prepared for US Congressional Committees. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the GAO are all to be commended for a truly outstanding work in progress. The GAO is the investigative arm of the US Congress.
Project BioShield Act: Has Supported Development, Procurement, and the Emergency Use of Medical Counter-
measures to Address Health Threats
A report: The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), 24 July 2009, Washington DC
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent attacks using anthrax-laced letters raised congressional concerns that the United States is vulnerable to threats from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents, including agents responsible (cont.p.18-HHS/GAO)
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