Speakers at Pre conference course G. Operations, Maintenance and Management of Containment Level 2/3 Facilities
Pre conference course G. Operations, Maintenance and Management of Containment Level 2/3 Facilities
About the speakers
Chris Kiley, PE, P.Eng. is a registered professional engineer in the United States, and has over 25 years of experience with design, construction oversight, and commissioning of HVAC and specialty plumbing systems for containment level (2/3/4) laboratories world-wide. Mr. Kiley has been the lead engineer for multiple projects with a special focus in effluent decontamination systems, solid and tissue waste disposal systems, HEPA filtration, and laboratory ventilation control strategies. Mr. Kiley has extensive field experience during construction, commissioning, and operation, which allows for real life examination of engineering systems, including constructability as well as long term maintenance analysis. Mr. Kiley has authored articles as well as presented for such organizations as ABSA, Tradelines, Eagleson, and I2SL. Topics are focused on laboratory engineering systems design and operations.
Gilles Tremblay, is the Director of Commissioning and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry with the last 25 years focused on laboratories and containment facilities as a controls and commissioning subject matter expert (SME). His experience with containment level (2/3/4) laboratories includes designing control systems, start-up and commissioning of facilities for the owner, and developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the facility operations team. He often serves as a technical advisor in the controls and fail-safe operation of containment facilities and regularly presents at conferences. Currently he is one of the lead instructors providing operational training for the facility team at the new NBAF Laboratory in Manhattan, KS. This is an on-going multi-year effort that incorporates various training modules such as: Incident Response, Alarm Management, CMMS, Building Automation, Tissue Autoclaves, Effluent Treatment Systems, Breathing Air, Chemical Shower, APR Doors and more.
Academic Education and Degrees
- PhD in Genetics University of Vienna/Austria
- Diploma in Genetics and Microbiology and Biochemistry in minor; University of Vi-enna/Austria
Present Professional Position
- Biosafety Director at MSD (only until End of May 2022)
Trained in Containment Building (ICID & PHAC Winnipeg 2014), Design, construction, and validation of BSL 3 lab, BSL3 vet (incl. FMD) labs and a BSL2 vaccine manufac-turing facility of an international pharmaceutical company, BioRisk Officer of Austrian reference laboratory of emerging infectious animal diseases, Deputy head of depart-ments for high-containment Virology, and Molecular Biology, Experienced with epizo-otic laws and regulations, Research activities in transmission of emerging infectious diseases and in cell biology (signal transduction, mRNA, and WGS techniques), expe-riences in working with different GMOs and GMMOs as well as recombinant proteins. Biosafety Officer of a vaccine manufacturing international pharmaceutical company, Experienced in implementation and managing Industrial hygiene issues in manufactur-ing pharmaceutical company, Certified waste manager (accordance to Austrian waste law) of a vaccine manufacturing site, Dangerous good transportation ADR and IATA