Introducing IBBIS: Safeguarding Bioscience and Biotechnology for a Safer Future

  • 15:30 - 17:00 GMT+1
  • Literaturhaus München Saal Conference Room Salvatorplatz 1 Munich, Germany

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The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is launching the International Biosecurity and Biosafety Initiative for Science (IBBIS) during an official side event at the 2024 Munich Security Conference. IBBIS is a new, independent organization based in Geneva that will work with global partners to strengthen biosecurity norms and develop innovative tools to uphold them. IBBIS will help reduce the risk of catastrophic events that could result from deliberate abuse or accidental misuse of bioscience and biotechnology so they can flourish, safely and responsibly.

Jaime Yassif, vice president, NTI | bio will moderate a senior-level panel discussion featuring: Weiwen Zhang, director, Center for Biosafety Research and Strategy, Tianjin University; James Diggans, head of biosecurity, Twist Bioscience; Luciana Borio, venture partner, ARCH Venture Partners and senior fellow for global health, Council on Foreign Relations; and Piers Millett, executive director, IBBIS.

NTI Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz will offer welcoming remarks and UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Technology, Amandeep Gill, will provide recorded remarks.

If you cannot join us in person, we hope you will learn more about IBBIS at


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