BioBricks Foundation — Biosecurity Activities at SB7.0

BioBricks Foundation
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To support biosecurity activities at the SB7.0 meeting.

The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $152,950 to the BioBricks Foundation to support biosecurity activities at the SB7.0 synthetic biology meeting in Singapore in June 2017. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

The BioBricks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that hosts conferences, and technical and educational programs related to synthetic biology. It used this grant to support a biosecurity panel discussion at the SB7.0 synthetic biology meeting, and a professional development program called the “SB7.0 Biosecurity Fellowship.” The Fellowship program, which was organized in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, brought together 30 early-career scientists and policymakers from 20 countries to discuss biosecurity in the context of synthetic biology.

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