The Biosecurity Office is a national information centre for the government and for organisations that work with high-risk biological material.
The Biosecurity Office shares knowledge and information about biosecurity and increases awareness about biosecurity, in order to minimise the risk of misuse of high risk pathogens, knowledge and technologies. The Biosecurity Office increases biosecurity awareness in the Netherlands by organizing a Biosecurity Knowledge Day in the Netherlands annually, by giving lectures and workshops, by developing knowledge products and web applications, and by joining international biosecurity initiatives. For all questions regarding biosecurity issues, you can contact the Biosecurity Office: email@example.com.
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Publication: international biosecurity legislation
We recently published the article Complementarity of International Instruments in the Field of Biosecurity
Article: “When all research is dual use”
In a March 2022 paper in Nature Machine Intelligence, researchers from a US pharmaceutical company who were building artificial intelligence systems for virtual drug discovery issued a wake