We are a diverse collective of individuals with expertise and experience in biomedicine, mathematics, public health, public policy, law, social science, and public advocacy all of whom agree that research that creates potential pandemic pathogens more dangerous than those in nature poses existential risks to the public and provides few, if any, benefits for science, medicine, public health, or national security.
Biosafety Now believes the public is a crucial stakeholder in research that enhances potential pandemic pathogens (ePPP research), and therefore must have a seat at the table in assessing whether the benefits of research projects outweigh risks, and in determining whether, and, if so, under what conditions and with what precautions, ePPP research projects may proceed.
Biosafety Now is not political, but we do work with elected officials from across the political spectrum to advocate for policies to prevent lab-generated pandemics.
Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Ph.D.; Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford
Community Activists; Founders of the Bio Safety Working Group, Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
M.D., Ph.D.; Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Univ. of Louvain Medical School
Ph.D.; Research Scientist and Lecturer Emerita in History of Science, University of Michigan
Ph.D.; Professor Emerita in Microbiology and Genetics, Darmstadt University of Technology
Ph.D., LL.B.; Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
M. App. Epid., Ph.D.; Professor of Global Biosecurity, Kirby Institute, Univ. of New South Wales
Ph.D.; Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University; Lab Director, Waksman Institute
M.D.; Yale-trained Physician; Researcher; Author; Biotech Founder; In-demand Public Speaker
Ph.D.; Affiliate faculty, Department of Science, Technology, and Society; Virginia Tech University
DrPH, M.P.H.; Senior Advisor for Child Health and Pandemic Preparedness, Save the Children
Non-Resident Senior Researcher; Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland
Ph.D.; Hon Prof of Public Health, Natl Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian Natl Univ