Media

16 October 2020 King’s College London press release “Act now to control emerging biological threats, Dr Filippa Lentzos tells United Nations General Assembly.”

19 September 2020 interviewed on Ukraine TV network ZIK documentaryAmerican biolabs in Ukraine.’

5 August 2020 comments in OneZero article ‘How do we know if a virus is bioengineered?’

18 July 2020 comments in La Vanguardia article ‘Los centros secretos de la biotechnología.’

9 June 2020 comments in Tortoise article ‘The Wuhan Lab: How America fuelled a conspiracy theory.’

27 May 2020 comments in Der Spiegel article ‘Wie sicher ist die Virenforschung?’

20 May 2020 interviewed on Swiss SRF1 radio for its ‘Echo der Zeit’ program.

19 May 2020 comments in The Intercept article ‘In its zeal to blame China for coronavirus, the Trump administration is thwarting investigations into the pandemic’s origins’

19 May 2020 comments in La Tercera article ‘OMS promete investigatción independiente sobre el coronavirus y Trump la acusa de ser ‘marioneta de China.’

11 May 2020 interviewed on Deutsche Welle news report COVID-19 Special.

11 May 2020 interviewed on Channel 4 video Explained: What is the Wuhan lab coronavirus theory?

8 May 2020 interviewed on Sveriges Radio 1 Propagandakriget

8 May 2020 interviewed on RTV Slovenia.

4 May 2020 interviewed on Channel 4 News.

30 April 2020 comments in The Economist article on ‘The pieces of the puzzle of covid-19’s origin are coming to light.’

28 April 2020 comments in South China Morning Post article on ‘Wuhan lab coronavirus conspiracy theories shine spotlight on super-secure facilities.’

22 April 2020 interviewed on NBC News.

22 April 2020 featured in The Australian article on ‘Biological warfare worst-case scenario.’

21 April 2020 comments in South China Morning Post article on ‘Coronavirus: The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory that will not go away.’

21 April 2020 comments in Voice of America article on ‘Chinese lab with checkered safety record draws scrutiny over covid-19.’

17 April 2020 comments in Agence France-Presse article on ‘The Wuhan lab at the core of a virus controversy.’

17 April 2020 comments in Portuguese newspaper Publico article on ‘EUA estudam hipótese de fuga acidental do vírus de um laboratório em Wuhan’

17 April 2020 interviewed on Sky News.

16 April 2020 comments in BBC News article on ‘Coronavirus: Is there any evidence for lab release theory?’

20 March 2020 comments in IPS news article on ‘Could the Coronavirus be a biological weapon in the not-too-distant future?’

19 March 2020 comments in Bulletin article on ‘Hot zone in the heartland?’

18 March 2020 comments in The New Yorker article on ‘The risks of building too many bio labs.’

13 March 2020 comments in Bulletin article on ‘Why do politicians keep breathing life into the false conspiracy theory that the coronavirus is a bioweapon?’

7 February 2020 interview on Sveriges Radio P3 programme Dystopia on ‘Coronavirus 2019-nCoV’

30 January 2020  comments in Bulletin article on ‘Fake news epidemic: Coronoavirus breeds hate and disinformation in India and beyond.’

17 January 2020 interview on the Geneva Centre for Security Policy podcast series on international peace and security.

January 2020 comments in Friends of Europe’s 2019 Debating Security Plus report on the changing nature of warfare and its implications for global thinking on peace, security and defence.

21 December 2019 comments in The Mercury News article on ‘Lethal flu strains, dirty radiation bombs-can humans survive? Bay Area scientists search for key to make us more resistant to killer viruses and radiation’

4 December 2019 interviewed on German, Austrian and Swiss 3sat documentary ‘Gentechnik: Insekten als Viren-Taxi’ (from 4:06 min)

3 December 2019 comments in Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen article on ‘Biovåpen – en taus trussel’

19 September 2019 comments in The Telegraph newspaper article on ‘Russian lab blast: smallpox facility passed WHO biosecurity inspection in January’

15 September 2019 interviewed for ABC Science Friction programme “From bioterror to bioterror – should we worry about synthetic biology? Podcast Part 1, Podcast Part 2

27 March 2019 featured on Sveriges Radio P3 programme Dystopia ‘Det levande vapnet’

15 March 2019 research featured in Deutsche Welle article on ‘Sind Killerroboter & Co. noch kontrollierbar?’

15 March 2019 featured in Heute Journal on German TV ZDF news coverage (from 12:39 min)

15 March 2019 featured in Russian Deutsche Welle news coverage (from 2:20 min)

15 March 2019 research featured in Army Technology article ‘Digital disruption poses risk to biological weapons control’

14 Nov 2018 interviewed on key Georgian television channels including Rustavi 2 and Imedi TV

4 Oct 2018 comments in The Atlantic article ‘A controversial virus study reveals a critical flaw in how science is done’

19 June 2018 comments in MIT Technology Review article ‘US military wants to know what synthetic-biology weapons could look like’

31 May 2018 comments in Vox article ‘A genetically modified organism could end malaria and save millions of lives — if we decide to use it’

8 March 2018 comments in Finnish newspaper Aamulehti article on Skripal poisoning

8 March 2018 comments in local Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat article on Skripal poisoning 

19 Jan 2018 comments in Der Spiegel article ‘Warum Forscher künstliche Monsterviren erschaffen.’

December 2017 comments in Der Spiegel Wissen article on ‘Pandoras Petrischale’

11 Dec 2017 comments in Spektrum der Wissenschaft (German edition of ‘Scientific American’) article on ‘Eine Waffe gegen Malaria’

3 Nov 2017 research featured in Italian newspaper la Repubblica article

2 Nov 2017 comments in Sputnik News article on ‘How Russia is helping others prevent epidemics and bioweapon attacks’

17 Sept 2017 comments in International Business Times article on ‘Terrorists, rogue nations could easily access dangerous biological research’

15 Sept 2017 comments in New Scientist article on ‘It’s too easy for bioterrorists to access dangerous research’

1 Sept 2017 comments in The Irish Times article on ‘What’s that crawling out of the lab?’

20 April 2017 comments in Newsweek article on ‘Bioterror attack could kill millions, warns Bill Gates’

25 February 2017 featured in local Norwegian newspaper Lister article titled ‘Forsker på bruk av biologi som våpen’

Lister Newspaper Feature20 February 2017 interviewed in German Federal Ministry of Defense journal Wehrmedizinische Monatsschrift in a special issue on ‘Herausforderung ‘Biosicherheit & Gesundheitsschutz’

9 Sept 2016 interviewed in German journal Management & Krankenhaus in an article titled ‘Biologische Bedrohung: Dual-Use-Potential von Infektionserregern’

28 June 2016 featured on BBC4 documentary ‘Inside Porton Down: Britain’s Secret Weapons Research Facility’

24 June 2016 featured in The Telegraph as ‘STEM career hero of the month

17 March 2016 comments in The Metro article ‘Rat race to find a sixth sense.’

16 March 2016 comments in New Scientist article on dual use neuroscience

13 March 2016 interview on BBC World Service’s The Science Hour

11 March 2016 comments in International Business Times article ‘Banned research on deadly diseases MERS, bird flu and SARS could be making a comeback.’

10 March 2016 interview on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science programme.

9 March 2016 comments in The Guardian article ‘Ban on most hazardous virus experiments could be lifted after meeting this week.’

6 March 2016 interview on The Naked Scientists podcast on engineering super flu.

6 March 2016 interview on BBC Radio Cambridge’s The Naked Scientists A-Zika of viruses: Preventing pandemics; repeated on Radio National ABC Australia 11 March 2016 and Radio 5 live on 12 March 2016.

March 2016 comments in Defence Procurement International feature on Biology As A Weapon.

28 January 2016 interviewed in the Evening Standard speaking about career paths for women in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM)

Guardian postgrad supplement 12 Jan 201612 January 2016 featured in The Guardian 2016 postgrad supplement.

3 September 2015 comments in the Daily Star article ‘Black Death is back: Global outbreak of the Plague could hit Britain’

21 May 2015 Nature correspondence on the need for robust, broad and deep public engagement with policy on mutational technologies like gene editing and gain-of-function.

26 April 2015 The Guardian blog on genetically modified humans, creating potentially pandemic viruses in the lab, and other red lines in the life sciences.

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21 February 2015 comments in The Guardian article “Top-secret military warning on Ebola biological weapon terror threat”

12 January 2015 interview on The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the security risks of synthetic biology.

9 December 2014 interview on Wilton Park podcast about the science, opportunities and risk of synthetic biology.

30 November 2014  interview on Radio New Zealand about biological weapons and the Biological Weapons Convention:

21 March 2014 comments in Wired article ‘Information poses bigger bioterrorism threat than microbes’