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Detection, Countermeasures and Prevention of Chemical and Biological Threats

March 3, 2019 - March 8, 2019

The 2019 Detection, Countermeasures and Prevention of Chemical and Biological Threats Gordon Research Conference will be held March 3-8, 2019 in Ventura, California.

Major topic areas will include novel imaging techniques that follow host response to chemical and biological insults, novel approaches to countering antimicrobial resistance, new detection technologies and the integration of understanding the problems and advances in agriculture bioterrorism.

Presenters and moderators include:

  • 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
  • Catherine Branda – Sandia National Laboratories
  • Livia Veress – University of Colorado Denver
  • Kevin Yehl – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michael Bassik – Stanford University
  • Peter Nguyen – Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
  • Paula Vanninen – University of Helsinki
  • Richard Ozanich – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Barbara Drolet – USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Charles Thompson – University of Montana
  • 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

Highlighted topics include:

  • Rift Valley Fever: Development of Mitigation Strategies in Target Animals
  • Novel Adjuvant Systems Elicit Protective Cellular and Humoral Immune Responses Against the Bioterrorism Agent Coxiella burnetti in Polyvalent Vaccine Formulations
  • Insights into the Phenotypic and Virulence Differences Observed in Two Lineages of Burkholderia pseudomallei 1026b
  • IFN-Gamma Induced Mitochondrial Reprogramming to Control F. tularensis
  • SensAlert: Transforming Wearable Sensor Data for Early Warning, Health Surveillance
  • Exploitation of the Phagolysosome by Bacillus anthracis in Human Cells
  • Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatases: Host Targets to Counter Bacterial Infection
  • Countermeasures for Pulmonary and Dermatological Chemical Threats
  • Molecular Imaging of High Consequence Viral Infections
  • Infectious Diseases Imaging: Counter Bioterrorism Tools for the 21st Century
  • The Role of Cooperative Threat Reduction in Chem/Bio Terrorism Defense and Synergies with R&D
  • Targeted NGS for Detection of Anti-Microbial Resistance
  • A Long-Lasting Catalytic Organophosphate Scavenger for Pre-Treatment of Nerve Agent Exposure
  • Dissecting Complex Molecular Pathogenesis of Warfare Vesicants Arsenicals
  • Microneedle Diagnostics and Transdermal Fluid Sampling Strategies for Real-Time Health and Exposure Monitoring
  • Metabolite Biomarkers of Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Transboundary Arboviral Threats to U.S. Agriculture
  • 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
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Engineering Opportunities and Challenges for Biodefense
  • Synthetic mRNA Based Expression of Activatable RNAses as Tools for Treating RNA Virus Infections
  • Sendai Virus Delivery of CRISPR/Cas Machineries for Highly Efficient Gene Editing in Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Myeloid Cells and Dendritic Cells

Please visit the 2019 Detection, Countermeasures and Prevention of Chemical and Biological Threats website for more information.


March 3, 2019
March 8, 2019


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2055 Harbor Boulevard
2055 E Harbor Blvd,, CA 93001 United States
((805) 643-6000