Seminar Series on Bioterrorism and Infectious Diseases

The Seminars on Bioterrorism and Infectious Disease started in July 2006. Originally a study group, the seminars were established as a place to integrate knowledge about infectious diseases and bioterrorism in the context of a safe and secure society, as these two topics had long been the separate provinces of medicine/public health and the human and social sciences. The seminars were conceived as interdisciplinary meetings of researchers from a wide range of fields including medicine, engineering, psychology, sociology, political science, and law. In the initial stage, participants worked toward a common understanding while determining the status of infectious diseases and bioterrorism and investigating the medical aspects. We then set out to review the measures currently in place and to identify the issues to be addressed in Japan while making comparisons with prevention and mitigation measures and related concerns in other countries.

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Augst, 2006 -

  • Keio Global Security Institute (Keio G-SEC)
    Global Health Security Research Project

November, 2007-

  • Keio Global Security Research Institute (Keio G-SEC)
&Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Project on Science and Technology for a Safe and Secure Society
    "Research and Development towards Better Bio-preparedness in Japan"

April, 2008-

  • Keio Global Security Research Institute (Keio G-SEC)
&Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Project on Science and Technology for a Safe and Secure Society
    "Research on Improving Biosecurity in Japan"

April, 2009-

  • Keio Global Security Research Institute (Keio G-SEC)
&Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Project on Science and Technology for a Safe and Secure Society
    "Research on Public Health and Medical Preparedness for Terrorism"

 

Publications

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