Speakers at Biological Risk Assessment – How safe are we in our labs if we apply the risk based approach according to the new WHO Biosafety Manual?

Biological Risk Assessment – How safe are we in our labs if we apply the risk based approach according to the new WHO Biosafety Manual?

About the speakers

  1. Heather Sheeley

    Heather Sheeley

    Full Name: Heather Sheeley

    Working address: Salisbury Wiltshire UK

    Tel: +447727101405

    Email: hsheeley@hotmail.com

    Academic Education and Degrees
    BA Hons Open in Anatomy, physiology, cognitive development and psychology, cell biology and immunology
    Post grad Dip Occupational Health and Safety Management
    MSc Loughborough in Occupational Health and Safety Management

    Present Professional Position
    Independent Consultant

    Special Remarks
    Heather has extensive knowledge and experience in human and animal biosafety implementation. A competent trainer and has taught several pre-conference courses for EBSA over several years including several on risk assessment. She has particular expertise in risk assessment and use of different methodologies. Recent involvement in the new WHO biosafety manual monographs and working with OIE and agricultural institutes on establishing appropriate protective measures.
    Relevant Publications: Sustainable Laboratories, Risk Assessment, 
    Past President EBSA and Honorary Member.

  2. Kathrin Summermatter

    Kathrin Summermatter

    Curriculum Vitae
    Title (Prof., Dr. etc.): Dr.rer.nat.

    Working address:
    Institute for Infectious Diseases
    University of Bern
    Friedbühlstrasse 51
    3001 Bern
    Tel: +41 31 632 87 90

    Email: katharina.summermatter@ifik.unibe.ch

    Academic Education and Degrees
    PhD in Biology

    Present Professional Position:
    Head of Biosafety Center

    Special Remarks (if you like to make any, e.g.main field(s) of activity)
    The Institute for Infectious Diseases of the University of Bern combines diagnostics, teaching and research under one roof and covers the entire spectrum of microbiologi-cal diagnostics.
    Kathrin Summermatter is heading the Biosafety Center at the Institute for Infectious Diseases. She has been involved in Biosafety for more than 20 years. From 2002 -2019 she was the head of the biosafety department and the deputy director of the Insti-tute of Virology and Immunology (IVI), the Swiss reference lab for highly infectious ani-mal diseases (Biosafety Level 3Ag Laboratory). In addition, she was the coordinator of BIOSAFETY-Europe. She has been a long-standing member of the European Bi-osafety Association (EBSA) and the American Biosafety Association (ABSA). In 2003/2004 she was the president of EBSA. She is the acting chair of the International Veterinary Biosafety Workgroup and a board member of the Swiss Biosafety Network (SBNet).
    Along providing expertise and consultative services to both private companies and government and university institutions on matters of biosafety and biosecurity, contain-ment issues and safe operating procedures, she has given many lectures and taught courses to national and international audiences.


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