Project Summary

Piers Millett is an international policy specialist working to prevent the life sciences and biotechnology being used as a weapon.

He is undertaking research and analysis on the security implications of, and policy responses to, the deliberate malign use of modern biology and biotechnology. He has spent more than a decade working for the Biological Weapons Convention, the international treaty that bans these weapons. He has collaborated with a wide range of international  organizations, including the World Health Organisation, World Organisation for Animal Health, Food and Agriculture Organization, International Committee for the Red Cross, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and INTERPOL. He is also a founding member of the Safety Committee of the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition.