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SC-Sponsored Reports

Workshop and roundtable reports sponsored by the Office of Science about topics related to biopreparedness.

Foundational Science for Biopreparedness and Response 

This report is based on an SC Roundtable on Foundational Science for Biopreparedness and Response, which was held in March 2022 and included attendees from DOE’s national laboratories, industry, and other governmental agencies.  The roundtable focused on understanding DOE’s unique role in addressing future biological crises, bringing together capabilities in the physical, computational, and biological sciences. Participants identified five priority research opportunities (PROs) and the specialized cross-cutting capabilities needed to support biopreparedness studies at DOE national user facilities. The identified PROs are inherently multidisciplinary, requiring coordination across ASCR, BER, and BES, and defined underlying science and technology advances needed for ensuring the nation’s future preparedness and response to biological crises.