Exchange, Interact, and Engage
Exchange ideas, interact with elite researchers, and engage with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) during the 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Conference. DTRA, executing the Joint Science and Technology Office function within the Chemical and Biological Defense Program, will host the 2015 CBD S&T Conference in St. Louis, Missouri at the America’s Center Convention Complex on May 12-14, 2015. Join DTRA in Finding Tomorrow’s Solutions in Today's Environment during this notable event.
The 2015 CBD S&T Conference offers attendees the opportunity to examine the best, newest, and most dynamic developments in basic and applied research within the chemical and biological defense landscape. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other researchers concerning the medical and physical sciences related to chemical and biological defense. Attendees will also be able to network with DTRA science and technology managers and other members of the chem-bio technologies team.
Through keynote, oral, and poster presentations, the conference will address key areas of foundational research, including:
- Novel Threat and Disruptive Chemical and Biological Discovery;
- Dynamic Functional Materials;
- Applied Mathematics and Innovative Computational Tools;
- Flexible Design, Synthesis and Manufacturing; and
- Systems Biology and Engineering
Plus areas of increased focus, including:
- Disease Surveillance, Characterization and Point of Need Diagnostics;
- Adaptive Medical Therapeutics and Technologies;
- Rapid Response and Recovery Science and Technology; and
- Threat Activity Sensing and Reporting
The 2015 CBD S&T Conference will provide 20 scholarships for students to attend and present their research. This scholarship program is a great opportunity for students to participate in the conference and learn about current research in the chemical and biological defense program.
To be considered for one of the 20 scholarships, students must submit an abstract and be selected to present their work in one of the conference sessions. Selection of scholarships will be based on review of eligible abstracts. The scholarship will cover transportation, lodging, and meals (per diem) for the conference.
Additional details will be provided directly to the scholarship recipients.