Safety Assurance for Environmental Introductions of Genetically-Engineered Organisms

  • Joseph Fiksel
  • Vincent T. Covello
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Workshop Summary

  3. Risk Analysis Perspectives

  4. Scientific Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ben Lugtenberg, Letty de Weger, Carel Wijffelman
      Pages 129-162
    3. M. J. Day, M. J. Bale, J. C. Fry
      Pages 181-197
  5. Regulatory Perspectives

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-283

About these proceedings


The purpose of this book is to investigate the suitability and applicability of available methods for analyzing the human and ecological risks involved in the release of genetically-modified microorganisms. Main topics include: - risk analysis and assessment; approach to safety assurance; - inventory of available scientific risk assessment methods for biotechnology; - identification of methodology gaps and research needs in biology, ecology or other disciplines; - development of a general framework to guide future biotechnology risk assessment efforts; - international regulatory activities.


biology biotechnology ecology microorganism regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Fiksel
    • 1
  • Vincent T. Covello
    • 2
  1. 1.Teknowledge Inc.Palo AltoUSA
  2. 2.School of Public HealthColumbia University in the City of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73171-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73169-3
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