August 1, 2015

Global Biosecurity

A seminar series and course at the University of Illinois, fall 2012

Global biosecurity

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The following is a list of readings required of students and recommended for others who are participating in the fall 2012 "Global Biosecurity" seminar at the University of Illinois, organized by Professor Brenda Wilson.

For more information about the seminar, click on the links in the menu above. Or, for more information about an individual session, click on the links under that session's speaker/title.

  August 27 – Brenda Wilson  first day of class, course logistics and introductory overview

September 5 – Labor Day – no class

September 10 – Brenda Wilson Global Biosecurity in a Complex, Dynamic World

links:  abstract

Wilson, B "Global biosecurity in a complex, dynamic world" Complexity (2008) 14(1): 71-88 [download full article from publisher website]

  September 17 – Steven Blanke – Synthetic Biology: Biomedical, Research, and Defense Applications

links:  abstract

Bhalerao, KD "Synthetic gene networks: the next wave of biotechnology?" Trends in Biotechnology (2009) 27:368-374.

Bügl H, Danner JP, Molinari RJ, Mulligan JT, Park HO, Reichert B, Roth DA, Wagner R, Budowle B, Scripp RM, Smith JAL, Steele SJ, Church G, Endy D "DNA synthesis and biological security" Nature Biotechnology (2007) 25:627-629.

  September 24 – Anna-Maria Marshall – Global Governance of Synthetic Biology—Law, Politics, and Ethics

links:  abstract

Andrianantoandro E, Basu S, Karig DK, Weiss R "Synthetic biology: new engineering rules for an emerging discipline" Molecular Systems Biology (2006) epub 2:2006:0028 May 16

Garfinkel MS, Endy D, Epstein GL, Friedman RM "Synthetic Genomics: Options for Governance" JCVI Report (2007) [download the full report from the website]

Tucker JB, Zilinskas RA "The promise and perils of synthetic biology" The New Atlantis - Journal of Technology & Science (2006) Spring 25-45

October 1 – Gay Miller – Keeping the United States Biosecure from Foreign Animal Diseases: The Example of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

links:  abstract

Garland AJM; de Clercq K "Cattle, sheep and pigs vaccinated against foot and mouth disease: does trade in these animals and their products present a risk of transmitting the disease?" Rev. Sci. Tech. Off. int. Epiz., 2011, 30 (1), 189-206

October 8 – Marilyn Ruiz – Spatial Epidemiology in a Dynamic World

links:  abstract

Law, John. "Disaster in Agriculture: Or Foot and Mouth Mobilities", published by the Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YL. UK. 2004.

Lambin, Eric F. et al. "Pathogenic landscapes: Interactions between land, people, disease vectors, and their animal hosts" International Journal of Health Geographies (2010) 9:54.

October 15 – Adam Davis – Adding Biofuels to the Invasive Species Fire? 

links:  abstract

Quinn LD, Matlaga DP, Stewart JR; Davis AS "Empirical evidence of long-distance dispersal in Miscanthus sinensis and Miscanthus X giganteus" Invasive Plant Science and Management (2011) 4:142-150.

Davis AS, Cousens RD, Hill J, Mack RN, Simberloff D, Raghu S "Screening bioenergy feedstock crops to mitigate invasion risk" Front Ecol Environ (2010) 8:533-539.

Raghu S, Anderson RC, Daehler CC, Davis AS, Wiedenmann RN, Simberloff D, Mack RN "Adding biofuels to the invasive species fire?" Science (2006) 313:1742.

 October 22 – Joanna Shisler – Viral Vaccines, Biosecurity, and Vaccination Policies  

links:  abstract

Michaelis M, Doerr HW, Cinatl J Jr. "An Influenza A H1N1 Virus Revival - Pandemic H1N1/09 Virus" Infection (2009) Sept 18

Fox, JL. "Many Contingencies to Face in Readying H1N1 Influenza Vaccines" Microbe Magazine

October 29 – James Slauch – Food Safety and Biosecurity

links:  abstract

Waage JK, Mumford JD. "Agricultural biosecurity" Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2008 Feb 27;363(1492):863-76.

Hammerling U, Tallsjö A, Grafström R, Ilbäck NG. "Comparative hazard characterization in food toxicology" Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2009 Aug;49(7):626-69

Dodd C, Powell D. "Regulatory management and communication of risk associated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ground beef." Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2009 Jul-Aug;6(6):743-7.

Hanning IB, Nutt JD, Ricke SC. "Salmonellosis outbreaks in the United States due to fresh produce: sources and potential intervention measures" Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2009 Jul-Aug;6(6):635-48.

Lynch MF, Tauxe RV, Hedberg CW. "The growing burden of foodborne outbreaks due to contaminated fresh produce: risks and opportunities" Epidemiol Infect. 2009 Mar;137(3):307-15.

November 5 – Brenda Wilson – Food Safety—The Case for Food Irradiation—Science Meets Law 

links:  abstract

FDA, HHS "Irradiation in the production, processing, and handling of food. Final rule." Fed Regist. 2005 Aug 16;70(157):48057-73.

O'Bryan CA, Crandall PG, Ricke SC, Olson DG. "Impact of irradiation on the safety and quality of poultry and meat products: a review." Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2008 May;48(5):442-57.

Parnes RB, Lichtenstein AH. "Food irradiation: a safe and useful technology." Nutr Clin Care. 2004 Oct-Dec;7(4):149-55.

November 12 – Brenda Wilson – Student Presentations

November 19 – Thanksgiving Break - no class

November 26 – Brenda Wilson – Student Presentations 

December 3 – Brenda Wilson – Student Presentations 

December 10 – Brenda Wilson – Student Presentations 

December 15 (7-10 pm) – Brenda Wilson – Student Presentations, final deposition papers due