Some short talks presented at previous East Bay Biosecurity meetups. If you are interested in giving a short talk in the future, please e-mail us at

What Can Biohacking Look Like in 2018?

What can be done with biohacking in 2018? Tessa Alexanian presents a few different possibilities based on her recent experience in the Biohacking Village at Defcon 2018.

The US Federal Select Agent Program

This is a short talk presented by Brian Wang on the history of, an overview of, and criticisms of the US Federal Select Agent Program.

Nature’s Source Code is Vulnerable and Can’t be Patched

What new risks can we expect to face given that the human engineering of organisms is free from evolutionary design constraints, and what we can do to mitigate them? Jeffrey Ladish addresses these questions in this talk.

Gene Editing in Humans

This short talk by Samira Nedungadi presents the current techniques of, the therapeutic applications of, and the history of gene editing in humans.

Cyber Kill Chain: Can We Adapt This Idea to Biosecurity?

Can the concept of a “cyber kill chain” be applied to biosecurity? Megan Crawford presents some similarities and differences between the kill chains relevant to cyber- and biosecurity based on a talk she attended at Defcon 2018.

Summer Workshop Report: Three Case Studies on the Risks of Overreaction

This talk by Brian Wang presents three case studies on the risks of overreaction to biological risks.