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October 15th, 2013

Relman: Should scientists publish discoveries at the risk of misuse?

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Journal of Infectious Diseases on October 7, 2013

In this commentary in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and a CISAC audio podcast, microbiologist and CISAC co-director David Relman discusses the discovery of a new, eighth botulinum neurotoxin and whether scientists should publish their findings. Read more »



October 3rd, 2013

Relman is awarded NIH innovation grant for microbial research

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC co-director David Relman, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford School of Medicine, has been awarded a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to to examine the effects of perturbations in the microbial ecology of humans. Read more »



June 18th, 2013

CISAC Honors students: The next generation of global thinkers

CISAC News

Join the 2013 Honors Program students on graduation day and learn more about the students and where they're headed in this interactive social media story. Read more »



January 30th, 2013

CISAC welcomes microbiologist David Relman as co-director

CISAC News

David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist and professor of infectious diseases, has taken up the mantle as CISAC co-director alongside Stanford law professor Tino Cuéllar, both of whom intend to broaden the center’s research in biosecurity and the life sciences. Read more »



October 9th, 2012

CISAC names Stanford biosecurity expert as next co-director

CISAC, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News

Dr. David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist and professor of infectious diseases, has been named the next CISAC co-director. An adviser to the federal government on emerging biological threats, Relman's new role will strengthen CISAC's core mission of making the world a safer place. Read more »



March 16th, 2012

Oversight committee approves publication of controversial H5N1 avian flu research

CISAC News

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) announced on March 30 that it would recommend the publication of controversial research that raised public health concerns. On March 12, Professor Paul Keim, chairman of the NSABB, and Stanford’s Dr. David Relman, a NSABB board member and CISAC affiliated faculty, discussed the debate over whether to make public scientific papers about the adaptation of the avian flu virus H5N1 to transmission in a mammal. The paper was not recommended for publication at the time of the presentation. Audio from the March 12 seminar is available online. Read more »



September 6th, 2011

Sept. 11: Are we safer 10 years later?

CISAC, FSI Stanford Announcement

Ten years after the terrorist attacks, five leading experts weigh in on the state of the jihadist movement, U.S. intelligence, and the cost of safety. Read more »




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