The Role of Chemistry in Global Security

February 9, 2016 @ 7:00pm

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In an increasingly dangerous world, find out how important chemistry is to ensuring your everyday safety. Journey through the history of chemical and biological warfare and get a peek behind-the-scenes at how today’s biochemists and government agents are working together to counter chemical-based threats.

There is a learning curve with everything, but mistakes made in the lab can ruin your research and cause dangerous accidents. Join us to find out how to avoid lab accidents and get it right the first time. 
There is a learning curve with everything, but mistakes made in the lab can ruin your research and cause dangerous accidents. Join us to find out how to avoid lab accidents and get it right the first time. 
In an increasingly dangerous world, find out how important chemistry is to ensuring your everyday safety. Journey through the history of chemical and biological warfare and get a peek behind-the-scenes at how today’s biochemists and government agents are working together to counter chemical-based threats.

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What You Will Learn

  • A brief history and the influence that chemistry has played in the evolution of chemical and biological weapons
  • How atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling and molecular biology are combined to create systems to detect a bio-aerosol attack like Anthrax
  • Real Life Scenarios: How the science community and the various government organizations interact to determine if events are natural, accidental or deliberate and coordinate a response
  • New UV detection technology that is currently being developed to keep the public safe during airport travel

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Experts

Jessica L. Epstein
Saint Peter’s University 

Kristin Omberg
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Thierry Dubroca
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

David A. Jett
National Institute of Health CounterACT Program

Randall Murch
Ex FBI Laboratory Forensic Biologist

Darcy Gentleman
Engagement and Science Comm. ACS


Special Thanks to:

Diane Grob Schmidt
ACS Immediate Past President 


With Support From 

Procter & Gamble