Masamichi Minehata

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This paper aims to present possible approaches, resources and programmes to introduce the topic of biosecurity to life scientists and engineers at the higher education level. Firstly, we summarise key findings from a number of international surveys on biosecurity education that have been carried out in the United States, Europe, Israel and the Asia-Pacific(More)
The paper contends that the ongoing controversy surrounding the creation of a contagious H5N1 influenza virus has already exposed the severe limitations of the possibility of preventing the hostile misuse of the life sciences by dint of oversight of proposals and publications. It further argues that in order to prevent the potential wholesale militarisation(More)
The conditions under which microbiologists, emergency responders, and other individuals are working with pathogens vary greatly. Best practices and PPE used to reduce risk to an acceptable level are determined by conducting a thorough risk assessment. The top left photo: Participants from countries supported by President Obama's Emergency Plan for AIDS(More)
In order for states to be assured of their compliance with the requirements of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, it is necessary that all those science and policy stakeholders working within that state should be aware of their responsibilities under the Convention. This can only be achieved through a comprehensive national biosecurity education(More)
This paper offers insights to enhance biosecurity in the Asia-Pacific by asking three questions. What risks/threats are significant in the region? Which security measures should be prioritized? What kind of regional--institutionalized and ad-hoc--arrangements should be implemented? By doing so the paper specifically focuses on two important aspects of(More)
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