Biotechnology and WMDs: An Interview with the FBI’s Betsy Glick and Edward You, and Biotech Futurist Andrew Hessel
Betsy Glick is with the FBI's Office of Public Affairs in Washington, DC. Her Unit works with screenwriters, authors, producers and other media personnel associated with TV programs, documentaries, made-for-TV movies, books, and motion pictures, to help them write accurately about Today's FBI.
Edward You is a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Biological Countermeasures Unit. Mr. You is responsible for creating programs and activities to coordinate and improve FBI and interagency efforts to identify, assess, and respond to biological threats or incidents. These efforts include expanding FBI outreach to the Life Sciences community to address biosecurity. Before being promoted to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Mr. You was a member of the FBI Los Angeles Field Office Joint Terrorism Task Force and served on the FBI Hazardous Evidence Response Team.
Andrew Hessel is a Distinguished Research Scientist with the Bio/Nano Research Group at Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. His team focuses on developing tools of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing to biotechnology and nanotechnology. Skilled at communicating complex information, he is frequently invited to help industry, academics, and authorities better understand the rapid changes happening in life science. Andrew is a 2015 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, a fellow at the University of Ottawa, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and the former co-chair of biotechnology and bioinformatics at Singularity University.