Biological Production Signatures Course
The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with biological weapons characteristics, design and production processes to provide an awareness of various growth methods and hazards associated with the agents. This course of instruction combines lecture and demonstration starting with a general overview and history of biological weapons and their use. The students will be informed of the rationale and design of biological agents for use as weapons. Basic principles of growth and associated equipment is presented for various types of biological materials (bacteria, virus, toxins). The course also includes hands on demonstrations of biological processes emphasizing potential hazards and sampling opportunities.