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Project Title:

Science Needs for Microbial Forensics: Developing an Initial International Roadmap
PIN: DELS-BLS-11-06        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Board on Life Sciences

RSO: Sharples, Fran

Subject/Focus Area: Biology and Life Sciences; International Issues

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee with substantial international membership will plan an international symposium and prepare a consensus report of findings and conclusions to address the science needs underlying the development of microbial forensics.  The results of the symposium, supported by additional information and data gathering by the committee, are intended to:

1. Foster collaboration within the international scientific community to support technical understanding and enhanced research on microbial forensics.

2. Develop the beginnings of an international roadmap for how to do the necessary science, including priorities among potential topics. 

The project is sponsored by the US Navy, the US Department of state, and the National Academies.
The approximate start date for the project is 3/27/2013.
A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 12 months.

Project Duration: 12 months    

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 Meeting 1 - 10/13/2013


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Science Needs for Microbial Forensics: Developing Initial International Research Priorities