International Council for Life Scientists Leads G-8 Scientists to Summit on Bio-Security

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Terence Taylor, the Director of the International Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS), is leading a team of scientists and government officials from the G-7 countries plus Sweden to attend Enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity: An Agenda for Global Action on 18-19 April in Moscow, Russia.

Terence Taylor, the Director of the International Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS), is leading a team of scientists and government officials from the G-7 countries plus Sweden to attend Enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity: An Agenda for Global Action on 18-19 April in Moscow, Russia. Experts from the G-8 countries and the WHO will come together for a focused discussion on biological risks, global standards and international cooperation ahead of the 2006 G-8 Summit in St. Petersburg in July. NP TEMPO, a non-commercial partnership of 17 Russian organizations representing the leading scientific centers in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, molecular biology and immunology, and diagnostics, is organizing the Russian participation for the day and a half meeting. The first day of the seminar is an invitation only workshop and the second day is open to a wider audience.

The ICLS is a non-governmental organization that helps enhance global biological security and safety through promoting international standards and the sharing of best practices. For more information please see our website at http://www.iclscharter.org or contact the ICLS Assistant Director Jennifer Runyon at +1 (202) 659-8058. From 16-21 April media inquiries about the Seminar can be directed to +1 (917) 449-8692.

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