Texas Tech University

Center for Biodefense, Law, and Public Policy
On September 23, 2001, the TTU Chancellor and President appointed the Task Force for Anti-Terrorism and Public Security to determine how Texas Tech University could best respond to the needs of the community, state and nation through our research and education resources. Among the recommendations from the Task Force was the formation of a Center to address law and public policy issues in biodefense. From that recommendation, the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy was established in September 2002, and Dr. Victoria Sutton was appointed the first Director. Center faculty are from not only the law school but from throughout the Texas Tech System from multiple disciplines such as mass communications, microbiology, medicine, forensic science, pathology, animal science, food science and plant science.

Website:
http://www.ttu.edu/biodefense/
Phone:
(806) 742-2011
Address:
2500 Broadway Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
  • July 15, 2010

Texas Tech University Center for Biodefense, Law & Public Policy

In September 2001, Chancellor David R. Smith appointed the Task Force for Anti-Terrorism and Public Security to determine how the university – as a public institution – could best respond the needs of the community, state and nation through our research, education and community service resources. Among the recommendations from that Task Force was the formation of such a Center to address law and public policy issues. The establishment of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy is intended to provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration to move in the direction of solutions for the complex, and cross-disciplinary area of biodefense. The disciplines of law, public policy, mass communications, political science, microbiology, medicine, forensic pathology, animal and food science and plant science comprise the range of academic fields represented by the faculty associated with the Center.

Website:
http://www.ttu.edu/biodefense/
Phone:
806.742.2011
Address:
Texas Tech University | 2500 Broadway | Lubbock, TX 79409
  • April 1, 2011

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR)

ASCR was established in 1992 by the Czech National Council as the Czech successor of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. ASCR conducts both fundamental and strategic applied research in the life sciences to increase knowledge about processes in living organisms, from the molecular and cellular levels to the whole organism.

Division within ASCR with a role or interest in biosecurity:
The International Department

Website:
http://www.cas.cz/index.html
Phone:
+ 420 221 403 111
Address:
Národní 1009/3, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czech Republic
  • July 15, 2010

The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)

ASM was formed to further the science of microbiology. In order to achieve this, ASM publishes materials, convenes symposia, and establishes suitable standards for the practice of microbiology. ASM also attempts to promote public awareness of microbiology an its every day application by liaising with government and industry officials.

Website: http://www.theasm.org.au/

Phone: +61 3 9867 8699

Address: Suite 23, 20 Commercial Road | Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Code of Ethics: The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) Ethics

  • March 30, 2011

The Institute for Peace Research and Security University of Hamburg

The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy is an independent research institution at the University of Hamburg. The Institute’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Disarmament, Arms Control, and Risk Technologies (IFARª) applies the expertise the institute has gathered in the area of arms-control policy to new security-policy challenges arising from technology.

Website:
http://www.ifsh.de/index_eng.htm
Phone:
+49 (0) 4086 6077-0
Address:
Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg, Germany
  • July 20, 2010