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Arctic warming and microbial threats: Perspectives from IAP and EASAC following an international academies’ workshop A new workshop report by IAP sheds light on existing and possible future risks of harmful infectious agents emerging from thawing permafrost and ice in the Arctic region Announcing Institution
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IAP in Friends of Europe's Debating Security Plus DS+ report highlights IAP's work on bio-threats Announcing Institution
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Qualitative Frameworks to Assess Risks and Benefits of Advances in Science and Technology: Results of an Experts Meeting IAP and US NASEM organized side event on 04 December 2018 at the BWC Meeting of States Parties Announcing Institution
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Assessing the Potential Risks and Benefits of Advances in Science and Technology: Results of a Pilot Exercise Using Qualitative Frameworks The summary report will be presented on 04 December 2019 in Geneve, Switzerland Announcing Institution
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International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing IAP nominated 3 speakers for its 2nd meeting, watch the webcast here Announcing Institution
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Contribute in Friends of Europe's Debating Security Plus Join the conversation on ‘Bio-threats and bioterrorism’ Announcing Institution
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Understanding and responding to global health risks from microbial threats in the Arctic US NASEM, EASAC, and IAP are convening a workshop on 6-7 November 2019 in Herrenhausen, Germany. Announcing Institution
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Chemists Learn Role of Ethics and Policy in Ensuring Chemical Security A news article by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about the latest Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists Worshop Announcing Institution
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Growing concern, rising awareness Early-career scientists often have little exposure to the potentially harmful uses of chemistry and biology. An intensive workshop in Trieste, Italy – organised by OPCW, IAP and TWAS – is seeking to change that. Announcing Institution
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IAP at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention This year, the Meeting of Experts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) ran from 31 July to 2 August. As in previous years, IAP was represented there, and once again, events were organised in collaboration with the US National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering (US NASEM). Announcing Institution
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'Engaging Young Scientists from the Global South in Biosecurity Diplomacy' Workshop. Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019. The workshop aims to bring together up to 20 young and talented scientists from the Global South working on topics related to the BWC. Participants will be selected on the basis of their professional backgrounds and accomplishments. Young female scientists from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply. Announcing Institution
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CONDENsE-COnference on Nonproliferation and Dual-use awarENEss CONDENsE 2019 invites you to submit a proposal and join this event that brings together scientists and policy experts to explore use and misuse of emerging technologies in an invitation event. Announcing Institution
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OPCW - workshop: call for nominations The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announces third workshop on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”. Announcing Institution
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Further IAP engagement with BWC Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences book launched at Biological Weapons Convention meeting in Geneva

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Assessing the Impact of Neonicotinoids in Africa A new IAP project has kicked off with a workshop in South Africa. Announcing Institution
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Biosecurity discussions at the World Social Sciences Forum IAP hosted a session on biosecurity at the recent World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF) in Fukuoka, Japan. Announcing Institution
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WSSF – Bio2Bio working group panel discusses new ideas for saving biodiversity Announcing Institution
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International Summit on Human Genome Editing The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing will be held in Hong Kong this coming November. Announcing Institution
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Tackling dual-use research Some 70 experts from more than 25 countries and a number of international organizations recently convened in Zagreb, Croatia, for a workshop on ‘Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Science: Advancing global consensus on research oversight’. Announcing Institution
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Assessing Security Implications of Genome Editing IAP releases the report of an international workshop held in Herrenhausen, Germany, in October 2017. Announcing Institution
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Academies and implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention Announcing Institution
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Responsible research practices and dual-use dilemmas discussed at Trieste workshop Last September, IAP joined with TWAS and OPCW to host a workshop on responsible research practices for young scientists. A report has just been posted on the TWAS website. Announcing Institution
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Genome editing: Science, policy, and security experts call for proactive international dialogue about security - and benefits It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders. Announcing Institution
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This week: Academies discussing biosecurity implications of genome editing This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. Announcing Institution
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OPCW - Scientists Commit to Promoting Safety and Security Culture in Chemistry The second workshop series on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences” was held in Trieste, Italy from 12-15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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OPCW workshop convenes in Trieste IAP joined TWAS to host the second in a series of workshops to introduce the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and to young scientists in Trieste, 12-15 September 2017.
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Genome editing conference: Agenda now available! A preliminary programme of the international workshop on: 'Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology' 11-13 October 2017, Herrenhausen can be downloaded now. Announcing Institution
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New discussion paper on synthetic gene drives in Australia This publication released by the Australian Academy of Science considers synthetic gene drives in a specifically Australian context and highlights the potential benefits and hazards of possible applications, emphasising the need to eventually consider these within a risk assessment framework. Announcing Institution
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Register now! International workshop on: Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. Announcing Institution
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OPCW - workshop: call for nominations The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is calling for nominations for the second edition of a workshop on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”. The workshop will be held at TWAS headquarters in Trieste, Italy, from 12 to 15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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New brochure published: 'Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research' This brochure by the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences represents a discussion basis for scientists on how to address the dual use dilemma of biological research. Announcing Institution
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Press release: New EASAC report on genome editing EASAC launches a report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans today. Announcing Institution
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Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics and Governance Clinical trials for heritable genome editing could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. Announcing Institution
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The Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention - update This conference, organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has been taking place 7-25 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland and IAP has contributed to the discussions with two reports. Announcing Institution
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Promoting responsible research in Africa IAP has teamed up with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to promote responsible research and build awareness of dual-use research. Announcing Institution
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IAP for Health launches Statement on research reproducibility IAP for Health releases "A Call for Action on the Reproducibility of Biomedical Research" Announcing Institution
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NEW DEADLINE Responsible Research Practices in Chemistry and Biology Call for nominations for an African workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biological Sciences' Announcing Institution
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ALLEA releases Statement on "Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology" In July 2016, ALLEA issued a statement on Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology, which investigates the current state of European patent law legislation in regards to CRISPR-Cas technology. Announcing Institution
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IAP against bioweapons Members of IAP’s Biosecurity Working Group convened in Geneva, Switzerland, this week to provide input to the Preparatory Committee for the 8th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. Announcing Institution
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Science of GM crops reviewed The US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the UK’s Royal Society have each released reports on the science behind genetically modified (GM) crops. Announcing Institution
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Conference on Science Education, Chile The IAP Science Education Programme's biennial conference took place in Santiago Chile, on 'Improving the Learning of Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-university Level', 14-15 April 2016. Announcing Institution
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Gene editing discussions Two back-to-back events in Paris will provide opportunities to discuss genome editing. Announcing Institution
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Developments in science and technology that impact the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) A review, published today, ensures that the most up to date scientific advice in the area of biosciences is available to assist policy makers in preparing for the 8th BWC Review Conference, which takes in place December 2016 ... Announcing Institution
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Human Gene Editing Summit at the US National Academy of Sciences The International Summit on Human Gene Editing, which took place 1-3 December 2015 in Washington, DC., has published a Summit Statement ... Announcing Institution
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Online registration for the International Summit on "Human Gene Editing", Washington, D.C. is now open The summit will take place from 1-3 December 2015, in Washington, DC and is organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Royal Society, and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine ... Announcing Institution
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Recommendations to Policymakers on Changing Disease Patterns, and Biotechnology released ... IAP;s affiliated regional network for Africa - NASAC - issues two booklets with recommendations to policy makers. Visit the publications page for more information ... Announcing Institution
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Biological and Toxic Weapons IAP, through the activities of its Biosecurity Working Group, has been providing inputs into the 2015 Meeting of Experts of the UN Biological Weapons Convention ... Announcing Institution
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Kick off meeting for first project under the new InterAcademy Partnership takes off in Halle (Saale), Germany From 1-2 June experts nominated by the regional affiliated networks AASSA, EASAC, IANAS, NASAC meet to discuss regional projects in food security ... Announcing Institution
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TWAS Fellowships opportunities 2015 The 2015 TWAS Fellowships call for applications is now open for the majority of the programmes. Follow the link for more information ... Announcing Institution
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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2015 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize The 2015 Prize is for outstanding achievements in Mathematics. The deadline for nominations, 30 April 2015 ... Announcing Institution