Biodetection Technologies 2013 and Oak Ridge National Lab’s Biosurveillance Symposium to Bring Together Leading Organizations in Alexandria, VA from June 17-19, 2013

May 22, 2013

Knowledge Foundation and Oak Ridge National Laboratory brings the 2nd Biosurveillance Symposium and Biodetection Technologies 2013 to Alexandria, VA on June 17 – 19, 2013.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013

Industry leaders from around the world will convene in Alexandria, VA for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory´s Biosurveillance Symposium on June 17th which will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Held in conjunction will be the Biodetection Technologies 2013 conference on June 18 – 19.

Join the Many Organizations Already Participating:


American Elements

Applied Research Associates




Benedictine University




Brandeis University


Clinical Research Management

Crystal IS, Inc


Department of Defense

Department of Homeland Security

Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation

Emory University


Fierce Biotech


Global Biodefense

Henry Jackson Foundation

Homeland Security Council & Office of Secretary of Defense

Homeland Security Research

Homeland Security Today

Industrial Hygiene News


Iowa State University

Izon Science Ltd


Joint Science and Technology Office


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Luminex Corporation

Luna Innovations

Merck and Co

Merck Millipore

microfluidic ChipShop GmbH



NanoSight Ltd

Naval Research Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Orbis Technologies, Inc

Pharma Voice

Pollution Equipment News

Positive ID – Microfluidic Systems

PRTM Management Consultants

Public Health Agency of Canada


Signature Science, LLC

Technology Networks


Tetracore, Inc.

The Boeing Company

The University of Michigan

TriCore Reference Labs

U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency

United States Capitol Police

Universiti Sains Malaysia

University of Cologne

University of Freiburg

University of North Carolina

University of Potsdam





West Virginia University

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biosurveillance Symposium 2013 Program topics will include:

  •     Improve point of care (POC) diagnostics capabilities
  •     Accurate and real time collection for physicians and clinicians
  •     POC decision support capabilities — diagnoses and drug interactions
  •     POC DNA sequencing
  •     Link POC results to public health databases and near real time feedback mechanisms
  •     Data standards for interoperability of POC system, the electronic health record, and biosurveillance-related databases
  •     Data analysis and modeling supporting POC-generated data — determining relationship between the completeness of sampling of a population and the size of outbreaks of diseases that can be detected

Biosurveillance Symposium Distinguished Speaker Faculty:

-Richard Stouder, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

-Franca Jones, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

-Harshini Mukundan, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory

-Arvind Ramanathan, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

-William M. Nelson, MD,Tetracore, Inc.

-Richard Allen, PhD, Luminex Corporation

-Bob Kadlec, formerly Staff Director, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism, Homeland Security Council & Office of Secretary of Defense

-Rolf Müller, PhD, Biomatrica, Inc.

-Subhamoy Pal, Henry Jackson Foundation

-Betty Lee, PhD, U.S. Department of Commerce

Biodetection Technologies 2013 Program topics will include:

  •     Point-of-care/clinical applications for pathogen/virus/threat detection and identification
  •     Rapid/cost-effective/sensitive/selective/reliable detectors for low resource conditions
  •     Simple, easy-to-use devices for air-, water-, and food borne pathogens without PCR
  •     End-users, vendors, OEMs, and first-responders perspective and experience from deployed and near deployment stages
  •     Point-of-care assays for resource limited, lab and clinical settings; mobile labs
  •     Technological challenges for rapid/early/specific sensitive detection; multi-sensing
  •     Reagentless vs. reagent biodetection systems
  •     Use Raman, Mass spectroscopy, LIBS, TRPS and other spectral methods for robust biodetection
  •     Role of nanotechnology and system miniaturization; MEMS and bioMEMS
  •     Use of biochip technology; microfluidics
  •     Advances in microarray and sequencing technologies
  •     Bioinformatics and forensics for biodefense
  •     Reducing false positives vs. detector sensitivity
  •     Field-deployable devices: portability/compatibility/reliability/scalability
  •     Non-PCR vs. PCR based detection techniques
  •     Feedback from end-users; issues of sensitivity/testing/evaluation/validation

Biodetection Technologies 2013 Distinguished Speaker Faculty:

-Bradley R. Ringeisen, PhD, Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO), U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

-Jacob Grun, PhD, Naval Research Laboratory

-Steve Velsko, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

-Arne Kloke, PhD, HSG-IMIT, Germany

-Robert Duncan, PhD,U.S. Food and Drug Administration

-R. Paul Schaudies, PhD, GenArraytion Inc.,

-COL Bret Purcell,USAMRIID

-Bruce Davidson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate

-Arthur H. Reis, Jr, PhD, Department of Biology, Brandeis University

-Szi-Fei Feng, PhD, Merck and Co., Inc.

-Kimothy L. Smith, DVM, PhD, Positive ID – Microfluidic Systems

-Claudia Gärtner, PhD, microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany

-Christopher J. Cowen, United States Capitol Police

-Raoul Kopelman, PhD, The University of Michigan

-Harshini Mukundan, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory

-Frank Bier, Prof Dr, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, Germany

-Darby Kozak, PhD, Izon Science, Ltd

-Panagiotis Karanis, PhD, University of Cologne, Germany

-Patty Olinger, Emory University & Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation

-Sergei Makarov, PhD, AttaGene, Inc.

-Letha J. Sooter, PhD, West Virginia University

-Rosalie Multari, PhD, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

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