(Building F - GROUND FLOOR - F, Fl. 0)

(Room S.3)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 (10:00 a.m-03:00 p.m)



Biological and Chemical agents are widely used in the industrial world; they are often easily available on the open market and therefore may be used deliberately to cause harm, and have been often used as warfare agents. Under this premise, it is clear how important Biological and Chemical Safety and Security are for first responders and other involved professionals, civilian and military organizations and the population. Risk reduction can be achieved by both enhancing the protection of the actors involved and constantly improving the decontamination systems. PPE and CPE, innovative materials, technologies and systems, engineering applications, experimental and applied physics and technical challenges related to CBRNE will be discussed in this section.

This session is aimed at bringing together researchers and experts in the following fields: 

  • CBRNE Contamination and Decontamination
  • Experimental and Applied Physics for CBRNE Agents Decontamination, Protection, Risks Reduction
  • Engineering Applications for CBRNE Agents Decontamination, Protection, Risks Reduction
  • Technical Challenges on CBRNE
  • Chemical Safety & Security
  • Biosecurity and Biosafety
  • CBRNE Research & Innovation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Materials, Technologies and Systems
  • Collective Protective Equipment’s (CPE) Materials, Technologies and Systems
  • Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials for Safety & Security
  • Innovative materials for CBRNE Applications


Cornelius Bartels

Deputy Head Global Biosecurity – GBS for the Robert Koch Institute (Germany)


Filippo Molinari

Captain and Medical Officer at the Military Hospital of Rome (Italy)


Daniele Di Giovanni

Senior Researcher at University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Via del Politecnico, Rome (Italy)



Oral Presentations



Cornelius Bartels (1) (Invited Speaker)

(1) Deputy Head Global Biosecurity – GBS for the Robert Koch Institute (Germany)

(O11.1) Integrated Management of biological risks and threats: Thinking biosafety and -security further 

Pier Gianni Medaglia (1) (Invited Speaker)

(1) Associate Professor in Material Physics at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

(O11.2) Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies to improve protection in case of Chemical and Biological Releases: the case of Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH)

Filippo Molinari (1)

(1) Captain and Medical Officer at the Military Hospital of Rome (Italy) 

(O11.3) From next generation sequencing to bioforensic for biodefence

Klara Kubelkova (1), A. Myslivcova Fucikova (1) , M. Schmidt (1), A. Macela, J. Stulik (1)

(1) University of Defense, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, Department of Molecular Pathology and Biology (Czech Republic)

(O11.4) Investigation of microbial-host interactions for development of decontamination and biodefence strategies

Alhmoudi Abdulla Ali (1)

(1) United Arab Emirates , Abu Dhabi Police _ CBRN Unit Team. (United Arab Emirates)

(O11.5) CBRN Innovation Lab

A. Cirigliano (1), R. Negri (1) and Teresa Rinaldi (1)(2)

(1) Department of Biology and Biotechnology “Charles Darwin”, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

(2) Italian Army, Ministry of Defence, Italy.

(O11.6) Dual-use molecules from yeast

José L. Pérez-Díaz(1), Y. Qin(2), O. Ivanov(3), J. Quiñones (4), V. Stengl (5), K. Nylander (6), W. Hornig (7), J. Álvarez (8), E. Ruiz-Navas (9) and K. Mazanec (10)

1. Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad de Alcalá, (Spain)

2. University of Strathclyde, (United Kingdom)

3. Bulgarian Academy of Science, (Bulgaria)

4. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas y Medioambientales (CIEMAT), (Spain)

5. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry. Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic. (Czech Republic.)

6. Consilium Marine and Safety AB, (Sweden)

7. BPE e.K., (Germany)

8. European Association of Railway Personnel (AEC)-section of Spain, (Spain)

9. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)


(O11.7) Device for Large Scale Fog Decontamination: COUNTERFOG

Lei Mei-ling(1),Xi Hai-ling(1), Han Shi-tong(1),Zhong Jin-yi(1)

(1) State key laboratory of NBC protection for civilian ,P.O.Box 1043,beijing,(China)

(O11.9) Reaction process of sulfur mustard in O/W microemulsion media

Miah Basher Abul (1)

(1) Acting President, Bangladesh Chemical Society (Bangladesh)

(O11.10) Chemical Safety & Security best practices in Bangladeshi Industries

Kithalawaarachchi Samantha K. (1), K.A.T. Kumara (2), D. Jayalath, Dinidu Jayalath (3)

(1) Director Presidential Task force on Drug Preventionand Disaster Management, Presidents office (Sri Lanka)

(2) Medical officer Disaster Management coordinator Teaching Hospital, Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka)

(3) GIS officer Ministry of Enviorentment, (Sri Lanka)

(O11.11) Development of MIC Real-Time PCR for Detecting Four Major Biological Weapons