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GRC 2019 Detection, Countermeasures and Prevention of Chem-Bio Threats Conference

March 3, 2019 - March 8, 2019

GRC will host the 2019 Detection, Countermeasures and Prevention of Chemical and Biological Threats conference on 3-8 March 2019 in Ventura, CA.

This conference will focus on the application of cutting edge research to intervene and prevent against intentional release of biological and chemical weapons.

Presenters and moderators are some of the leading researchers in chem-bio threat detection and mitigation, including:

  • Catharine Bosio – Rocky Mountain Laboratories
  • Crystal Jaing – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • David Segal – University of California, Davis
  • Peter Hotchkiss – Sandia National Laboratories
  • Ian Gut – National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
  • Amanda Burkhardt – University of California, Irvine
  • Sina Bavari – U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
  • Mohammed Athar – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Juergen Richt – Kansas State University
  • Peter Nguyen – Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
  • Richard Ozanich – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Barbara Drolet – USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Rushika Perera – Colorado State University
  • Raga Krishnakumar – Sandia National Laboratories
  • Sven-Eric Jordt – Duke University
  • Joseph Fernandez – The Ohio State University
  • Cassandra Quave – Emory University
  • Catherine Branda – Sandia National Laboratories
  • Livia Veress – University of Colorado Denver
  • Kevin Yehl – Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Highlighted topics include:

  • Infectious Diseases Imaging: Counter Bioterrorism Tools for the 21st Century
  • Long-Lasting Catalytic Organophosphate Scavenger for Pre-Treatment of Nerve Agent Exposure
  • Robust Synthetic Biology Wearables for Threat Detection
  • Current and Future Trends in Analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents
  • Dissecting Complex Molecular Pathogenesis of Warfare Vesicants Arsenicals
  • Wearable Technologies for Early Detection
  • Swine Model of Acute High Dose Sulfur Mustard Inhalation, and Improved Outcome After Rescue with Fibrinolytic Treatment
  • SensAlert: Transforming Wearable Sensor Data for Early Warning, Health Surveillance
  • Monitoring Personal Environmental Exposome
  • Exploitation of the Phagolysosome by Bacillus anthracis in Human Cells
  • Countermeasures for Pulmonary and Dermatological Chemical Threats
  • Molecular Imaging of High Consequence Viral Infections
  • The Role of Cooperative Threat Reduction in Chem/Bio Terrorism Defense
  • SensAlert: Transforming Wearable Sensor Data for Early Warning, Health Surveillance
  • Transboundary Arboviral Threats to U.S. Agriculture
  • Electrochemical Detection of Chemical Threat Agents
  • Molecular Conformations in the Active Site of Organophosphorus-Aged Acetylcholinesterase: Insights in the Rational Development of Nerve Agent Countermeasures
  • Chlorine Inhalation Injury in a Large Animal Model: Targets, Biomarkers and Countermeasures
  • Characterizing and Engineering Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Autonomous and Fieldable Chemical Sensors
  • Field Technical Exercise FOCUS: A Preliminary Evaluation of the Integrated Sensing System Test of the TOXI-Triage Concepts of Comprehensive Data Capture Across the Casualty Journey
  • In Vivo Delivery of CRISPR Medical Countermeasures and Stem-Cell-Based Countermeasures

Please visit the conference website for more information.


March 3, 2019
March 8, 2019


Gordon Research Conferences
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Ventura Beach Marriott
2055 Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001 United States