"Our proposal was rated in the number one position by the scientific review panel," he said, a significant accomplishment for a non-American institution.
Dr. Kaempfer has received US Defense Department, military and NIH grants for his work in biodefense since 1993.
In other efforts to fight bioterrorism, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures signed an agreement a little over one month ago to work together to improve water supply system security. Joint projects could include work on contamination warning systems, conducting field testing of sensor technologies, water supply risk assessment and management, and emergency response.
"Safeguarding our water supply is vital both for the well-being of our citizens and the preservation of our environment," said Judith E. Ayres, assistant administrator for International Affairs. "The statement of intent we have signed will foster greater collaboration between our nations to help protect this precious resource from unintentional or intentional contamination."