Defence Against Bioterrorism

Methods for Prevention and Control

  • Vladan Radosavljevic
  • Ines Banjari
  • Goran Belojevic
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Vladan Radosavljevic
    Pages 1-5
  3. Alessandro Mancon, Davide Mileto, Maria Rita Gismondo
    Pages 13-24
  4. Raynichka Mihaylova-Garnizova, Vasil Garnizov
    Pages 25-42
  5. Rosella Franconi, Elena Illiano, Francesca Paolini, Silvia Massa, Aldo Venuti, Olivia Costantina Demurtas
    Pages 123-139
  6. Lothar Zöller, Gelimer H. Genzel
    Pages 177-187
  7. Katarina Strbac, Branislav Milosavljevic
    Pages 203-227
  8. Stéphanie Watier-Grillot, Olivier Cabre, Gabriel Bédubourg, Jean-Paul Demoncheaux, Christian Hupin, Benjamin Queyriaux
    Pages 249-254
  9. Elizabeta Ristanovic
    Pages 255-270
  10. Vladan Radosavljevic, Ines Banjari, Goran Belojevic
    Pages 271-272

About these proceedings


This volume is based on a multidisciplinary approach towards biological and chemical threats that can, and have been previously used in bioterrorism attacks around the globe. Current knowledge and evidence-based principles from the fields of synthetic biology, microbiology, plant biology, chemistry, food science, forensics, tactics, infective medicine, psychology and others are compiled to address numerous aspects and the complexity of bioterrorism attacks. The main focus is on biological threats, especially in the context of synthetic biology and its emerging findings that can be observed as possible threat and tool. The book examines microorganisms and their possible use in forensics, i.e. as possible detection tool that could enable fast and precise detection of possible treats. A number of plant derived components are also discussed as possible agents in bioterrorism attacks, and in relation to infectious disease pathology. Another integral part is food safety, especially in terms of large food supply chains, like airline caterings, institutionalized kitchens etc. Food can be observed as a possible mean of delivery of various agents (biological and chemical) for bioterrorism attacks. Steps on how to recognize specific critical points in a food supply chain, along with proposed corrective activities are discussed.

Examples from around the globe, along with the methodological approach on how to differentiate bioterrorism attacks from other epidemics are provided. However, epidemics are also discussed in the context of migrations, with the special emphasis on the current refugee migrations that affect not only Europe, but also the United States. 

The book will be of interest to experts from various fields of science as well as professionals working in the field. The book encompasses examples and tools developed for easier, more specific, and faster detection of possible bioterrorism treats, along with proposed actions for some aspects of a bioterrorism attack.



Using synthetic biology to recognize chemical treats Plant-derived components and microorganisms as threats Epidemics and bioterrorist attacks Food security and food supply chain Refugee crisis Panic management in bioterroristic attack

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladan Radosavljevic
    • 1
  • Ines Banjari
    • 2
  • Goran Belojevic
    • 3
  1. 1.Military Medical HeadquarterMinistry of DefenceBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Faculty of Food TechnologyJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of OsijekOsijekCroatia
  3. 3.Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1262-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1263-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6489
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6527
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