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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:
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<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Canberra</st1:place></st1:City> by Professor Ian Ramshaw on Bioterrorism – please find details below.
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<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><strong><b><font size="4" color="#555555" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:
Arial;font-weight:normal"><a href="http://science.org.au/events/publiclectures/fs/ramshaw.html"><b><span style="font-weight:bold">Bioterrorism:
 Who do we need to fear the most, the terrorist or the research scientist?</span></b></a>
</span></font></b></strong><b><font size="4" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:
bold"><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><i><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext;font-style:italic">An
<st1:PersonName w:st="on">Australian Academy of Science</st1:PersonName> public lecture series on Fenner’s Science Today and Tomorrow<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><strong><b><font size="1" color="#555555" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></b></strong></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><strong><b><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext">Professor Ian Ramshaw</span></font></b></strong><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext"><br>
Director, National Centre for Biosecurity<br>
Group Leader, Vaccine Immunology Group, <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">John</st1:PlaceName>
<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Curtin</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType> of Medical Research,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Australian</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">
National</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></span></font><o:p></o:p></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext">International concern about biological weapons has increased significantly, particularly
 since the anthrax attacks of 2001 in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region></st1:place>. Biotechnology research has great potential to benefit health and agriculture, but questions arise as to whether it might
 aid the deliberate spread of disease. Traditional concerns about laboratory biosafety are being increasingly complemented by growing attention to biosecurity practices within and outside of laboratories. In
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region></st1:place>, this is reflected in the Security-Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBA) scheme introduced in 2009. Beyond legal regulations, ethical questions remain including what
 novel threats might stem from life science research, whether and how scientists should contribute to national defence, and whether some lines of investigation are too contentious to pursue.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext">Topics discussed in the presentation will include the ‘dual use dilemma’, communication
 of research results, oversight of experiments, the funding of research, the responsibilities of scientists and other biosecurity stakeholders, and examples of various national and international measures being implemented or considered.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Tuesday 1 March 2011, 6-7 pm<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Refreshments from 5.30 pm<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Shine Dome,
<st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">Gordon Street</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">
Canberra</st1:City></st1:address><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Arial"><span lang="EN-AU" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold">Free entry and parking<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
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10.0pt;font-family:Arial">RSVP
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">is not</span></b> essential but would assist with catering
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10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Contact:<font color="navy"><span style="color:navy">
</span></font><a href="mailto:eleanor.paynter@science.org.au">eleanor.paynter@science.org.au</a> or 6201 9453<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><b><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext;font-weight:bold">Biography<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;background:white"><strong><b><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext;font-weight:normal">Ian Ramshaw</span></font></b></strong><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:windowtext">
 completed his PhD at the Australian National University (ANU) in 1973 and developed a research career in immunology. He has worked on the development of vaccines for infectious diseases such as HIV and Dengue Fever, and has taken two vaccines through to clinical
 trials. He is currently Director of the <a href="http://biosecurity.edu.au/index.php" target="_blank">
<font color="black"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">National Centre for Biosecurity</span></font></a>. The Centre is a joint venture between the ANU and the
<st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sydney</st1:PlaceName>, and was established to facilitate greater academic engagement with biosecurity challenges facing
<st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region>, <st1:place w:st="on">
Asia</st1:place>, and the world. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
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