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The European BioSafety Association is there for all persons working in the fields of biosafety and biosecurity in all domains whether it be human, animal or plants.

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Upcoming events

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    22 April 2024

    BBP workshop - Biocide Product Regulation and biosafety: new insights & future perspectives


    One of the requirements of the 'contained use' legislation is the use of validated methods for inactivation of these GMOs and pathogens, the decontamination of work tables, etc. This is where the biocidal products regulation (BPR) comes in. However, for certain applications (e.g. inactivation of parasites, disinfection of water baths to heat up laboratory reagents), there are currently no authorised biocidal products available on the market.  

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    23 April 2024

    The basics of risk assessment

    This online course is designed to provide attendees with a basic knowledge and requirements to complete risk assessments of laboratory activities.

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    14 May 2024

    Pre conference course E - Basics in Biosecurity


    Biosecurity impacts all biosafety professionals to varying degrees. As biosafety professionals we also have to give guidance and advise on biosecurity issues. How can one determine the potential for misuse within a laboratory setting? What biosecurity measures help preventing misuse? What elements need to be considered in a biosecurity concept? 

    It is a basic course for biosafety officers, biosafety professionals and other interested persons who also have biosecurity responsibilities. This course will provide participants with an overview about the main elements of a biosecurity program and concrete examples from practice covering the veterinary as well as the human side.

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    14 May 2024

    Pre conference course F - How to contain insects: challenges to be overcome when working with invasive species, genetically modified insects and on pathogen-vector interactions


    After presenting the major risks encountered when working with insects that may carry pathogens or parasites, the course will address the characteristics of laboratories dedicated to their containment (ACL1-3). In addition to the structural elements of these specialized laboratories, the course will also describe best practices and appropriate protective equipment to use. The presentation will be completed by a visit to an ACL. Participants will also be involved in an interactive exercise (carried out in groups of 3-4 participants) of risk assessment for the proposed study cases.

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    14 May 2024

    Pre conference course D - Mastering BSL-3 Laboratory Operations Throughout Its Lifecycle: Overcoming Challenges at Every Stage


    Mastering BSL-3 Laboratory Operations Throughout Its Lifecycle: Overcoming Challenges at Every Stage.

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    14 May 2024

    Pre conference course B - Auditing: a comprehensive and practical introduction


    This two-day practical course provides a comprehensive and sound practical introduction to auditing. The course takes participants through the principles, recognized best practices and essential techniques of (HSE / biosafety) auditing. It provides them with guidance on planning and performing of an audit in line with international standards. 


  1. Feb 20, 2023

    WHO - Technical Officer, Biosafety

    Grade: P4
    Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
    Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months
    Job Posting: Feb 10, 2023, 6:27:55 PM
    Closing Date: Mar 3, 2023, 11:59:00 PM
    Primary Location: Switzerland-Geneva
    Organization: HQ/EPP Epidemic & Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention EPP
    Schedule: Full-time

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  2. Aug 19, 2022

    Section Head of the Animal Production and Health Section at the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre

    IAEA has opened a vacancy announcement for the position of Section Head of the Animal Production and Health Section at the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre.

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  3. Jul 22, 2022

    Call for independent experts to join ISIDORe's Security Advisory Board

    The ISIDORe project assembles the largest and most diverse research and service-providing instrument to study infectious diseases in Europe, with expertise from structural biology to clinical trials. By giving scientists access to the whole extent of our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge services, advanced equipment and expertise, in an integrated way and with a common goal, we will accelerate the generation of new knowledge and intervention tools to enhance Europe’s capacity for controlling (re)emerging and epidemic infectious diseases, starting with the COVID-19 pandemic. Future calls will focus on high-consequence, pandemic prone pathogens, including RG4 agents.

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