Faculty Advisor

Gibson, Daniel Gilbert


The purpose of this project is to examine bioterrorism. In this project, a review of natural plagues that devastated the world was undertaken. Biowarfare through the years was examined. Finally, a step-by-step development of a chimeric biological weapon and a dispersion method was reviewed as a cautionary scenario. Weapon systems similar to the one described in this project are very dangerous because of the unpredictable nature of the biological components. I truly hope that this project is never attempted.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology