About EBSA21 Conference - Copenhagen

EBSA21 Conference - Copenhagen

Day 1 - 19 April 2018

08:45 Opening
09:00 Welcome
Gabriel O'Riordain, EBSA President

Ulla Wewer, Dean Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

09:30 Key-note: Importance of bio-mat in DK, historical perspective 
Erik Lund, Carlsberg, Senior Laboratory Manager, Denmark
10:00 Coffee and exhibition

Session 1 Innovations and Biosafety

10:30 Piers Millett, iGEM, United Kingdom
11:00 A framework for the risk assessment and management of gene drive technology in contained use
Cecile van der Vlugt, senior risk assessor GMO, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
11:30 Introducing new disinfection techniques - what evidence do we need?
Allan Bennett, Scientific Lead, Public Health England, United Kingdom
12:00 Lunch and exhibition

Poster Session

Product / service presentations

nne AAF International Holm & Halby
13:30 PRI BIO Actini SAS Camfil

Chris Collins lecture

We All Have a Bucket - Applying High Reliability Principles to Biosafety.
Tim Trevan, Chrome Biorisk Management, United States

15:00 Coffee

Session 2 Biosafety Culture

15:30 Communication Maintenance vs. Scientist
Vibeke Halkjaer-Knudsen, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
16:00 Strengthening Biosafety and Biosecurity across the United States
Michael Marsico, Specialist, Biosafety and Biosecurity, Association of Public Health Laboratories, United States

Strengthening the safety culture in UCPH through online interactive videos on Lab safety for new students
Mette Høgsbro, OHS-manager at Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

17:00 AGM      
19:30 Conference dinner      

Day 2 - 20 April 2018

08:30 Coffee

Session 3 Off-location Biosafety

09:00 Biosafety and Biosecurity Capacity Building in Uganda
Evelien Kampert, Biosafety Officer BSL 3/4, RIVM, The Netherlands
09:30 BSLx in EU vs. Low Res Country
Giovanna Fotia, Research consultant and project manager, University Università degli Studi of Milan, Italy
10:00 Global Front Line Labs, Sustainably Designed for Local Success
William Arndt, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Break out 1 Break out 2 Break out 3 Break out 4 Break out 5 Break out 6

Liquid waste

Lies Lammerant,  Indaver, Belgium

Timo Kehl, DKFZ - German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Sustainable labs: BSL vs. energy consumption and trends in flexible lab design

Felix Gmünder, Basler & Hofmann AG, Switzerland

Mark Wheatley,  Environment & Services Ltd., United Kingdom


Henrik Bregnhøj, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Jenny Karlsson, Karolinska Institute, Denmark

Animal By-products (EBSA TF)
+ ABP categorization

René Custers, VIB, Belgium

Jens Bohne, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Biosecurity Plan

Mirjam Schaap, RIVM, The Netherlands

Kirsten Tjørnehøj, DTU, Denmark


Hand Hygiene

Ulrika Allard-Bengtson, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden

Åsa Hagstrom, Sweden

12:30 Lunch

Session 4 Biosecurity

13:30 Weapon development, dual-use technology and bioethics
John-Erik Stig Hansen,

Director at Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark


Biosecurity and durc awareness in a rapidly emerging scientific nation: Pakistan
Bilal Khan, PhD scholar, University of Karachi, Pakistan


Tools to identify biosecurity vulnerabilities, to raise awareness and improve biosecurity culture within organisations
Linda van den Berg, Scientific advisor, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

15:00 Plenary talk
15:30 Closure