CBWNet

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Kristoffer Burck is a research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Public Law and International Law at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. His research interests are in international humanitarian law and arms control law.
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Yasmin Cürük is studying Economics at the University of Bonn. She supports the CBWNet-Team at the Berlin office of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) as a student employee.
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Frederico Ganz holds a B.A. in International Relations from PUC Minas in Brazil and is currently an M.A. student of National and International Administration and Policy at the University of Potsdam. He supports the CBWNet-Team at the Berlin Office of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) as a student assistant.
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Dr Elisabeth Hoffberger-Pippan is Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in the Research Department "International Security". Her research focuses on the nonproliferation and disarmament of biological and chemical weapons as well as on humanitarian law and emerging technologies in the military domain.
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Dr Una Jakob is a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in the Research Department "International Security". Her research focuses on the nonproliferation and disarmament of biological and chemical weapons as well as on biosecurity issues.
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Dr Gunnar Jeremias heads the Interdisciplinary Research Group for the Analysis of Biological Risks (INFABRI) at the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research at Hamburg University (ZNF).
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Dr Alexander Kelle is Senior Researcher at the Berlin office of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). He leads CBWNet at the IFSH and serves as overall project coordinator. His research focuses on the proliferation as well as prohibition of chemical and biological weapons.
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Dr Anna Krin is Research Associate at the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Centre for Science and Peace Research at Hamburg University (ZNF). She analyses recent developments and convergences in the field of life sciences and technology, which are of relevance in the context of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions.
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Prof. Dr Thilo Marauhn is Professor of Public Law and International Law, Faculty of Law, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. At the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), he heads the research group on international law. His research focuses on international humanitarian law, international criminal jurisdiction, human rights, disarmament and arms control.
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Prof Dr Kathryn Nixdorff is a retired professor for microbiology and genetics at the Technical University of Darmstadt. She has been working on biological weapons disarmament issues for more than two decades, with a special focus on the role of scientific and technological developments in this context.
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Dr Ralf Trapp is an independent consultant on chemical and biological weapons arms control. After 13 years with the OPCW, he advises amongst others the United Nations, the European Union, and the OPCW on related policy, legal, scientific and technical issues.
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Barry de Vries is Research Associate at the Chair of Public Law and International Law at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Associate Fellow at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt's (PRIF) research department International Institutions.
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Associate Researchers

Almuntaser Albalawi is a Researcher for the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) Project at UNIDIR. He is also an associate researcher at the International Security department at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), focusing on chemical and biological weapons. Previously, he worked in multiple capacities at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Jordan.
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Dr Mónica Chinchilla is a postdoctoral International Law researcher and lecturer in the University of Navarra (Spain). Her research focuses on norms concerning biological and chemical weapons and dual-use export controls.
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Dr Alexander Ghionis is a research fellow in Chemical and Biological Security at the University of Sussex. His research interests relate to the chemical and biological weapons prohibition regimes, in particular the work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
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Sannimari Veini is a research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Public Law and International Law at the Justus-Liebig University Giessen. Her research focuses on chemical and biological weapons and on international criminal law.
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