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Anthony T. Tu

United States of America

Prof. Dr. Anthony T. Tu


Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016

Emeritus Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Colorado State University


Presentation

How to deal with Biological and Chemical Terrorism

The importance of preparation and defense against terrorism will be discussed based on actual cases of terrorism:  Matsumoto City, 1994; Tokyo subway,1995; anthrax terrorism case in the USA, 2001; and Halabja, Iraq,1988.

Preparation against biological and chemical (BC) terrorism is essential.  Discussion will include the importance of medical supplies, decontamination, on-site medical treatment, and detection.  Long-range preparation includes the need to establish a network of facilities, a distribution system for medical supplies, a manual for dealing with each BC agent, and preparation of new vaccines and antidotes.

Deterrence of potential future terrorism attacks include establishing new laws forbidding the possession and sale of dangerous compounds, microorganisms, and toxins and/or the registration of names and addresses for those who purchase such materials wherein such a prohibition of sale is not feasible.

Often in terrorism cases, the terrorists are often killed on the spot, however, it is more useful to capture them so that background information of the terrorist organization and its network can be obtained. This information is essential against future attacks.


Curriculum Vitae

Education:

B.S.-National Taiwan University-1953-Chemistry

M.S.-University of Notre Dame-1956-Chemistry

Ph. D.-Stanford University-1961-Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Post-Doc.-Stanford University-1960-61-Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Post-Doc.-Yale Sch. of Medicine -1961-62-Biochemistry

Positions Held:

1962-67 - Assistant Professor (Biochemistry)

Department of Chemistry, Utah State University

 1967-70 - Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry, Colorado State University

 1970-1998 - Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Colorado State University

 1998-Present - Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University

 2004-2010 - Visiting Professor, Chiba Institute of Science, Japan

 2005-Present -Visiting Instructor (Hijokin Koshi), Iwate Medical University

 2010- Present- Visiting Professor, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan

2014-Present- Board member, International Piece and Strategy Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Honors:

1967-73 NIH, Career Development Award 

1966 - SEATO Fellowship

1972 - Sigma Xi Research Award, CSU

1989 - Colorado State University Research Foundation Research Award

1993 -International Scholar, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan 

1999 - Science Award, Formosan Association of Advancement of Science                                  

2001 - Honorary Membership, Japanese Society of Forensic Toxicology                         

2007, 2009 - Lin Tson-yi Foundation Academic Award, $10,000 each   

Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

A medal, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with neck ribbon

2009 - awarded by the Japanese Emperor  

2013 - Lifetime Achievement Award from Indian Society of Toxinology    

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