Chris
Isaac

Program Assistant, Global Biological Policy and Programs

Global Biological Policy & Programs (NTI | Bio)

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Christopher Isaac joined NTI in September 2019 as a Program Assistant for the Global Biological Policy and Programs team.

Isaac has been involved with synthetic biology through the Internationally Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition since the start of his scientific career and brings with him a mixture of skills in policy, biochemistry, and programming.

Isaac holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Philosophy and a M.Sc in Biochemistry (Bioinformatics) from the University of Lethbridge. Additionally, Isaac is an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and is a member of the iGEM Safety and Security Committee.

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Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats

Report

Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats

A new NTI | bio report released today on the sidelines of the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties, “Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats,” outlines actionable recommendations for the international community to bolster prevention and response capabilities for high-consequence biological events.



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Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative

Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative

Advances in biotechnology outpace national governments’ ability to provide needed oversight to prevent accidents or deliberate misuse of dangerous biological agents.

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