Speakers at EBSA Thursday - WHO LBM4 – Biorisk management beyond risk groups and biosafety levels
EBSA Thursday - WHO LBM4 – Biorisk management beyond risk groups and biosafety levels
About the speakers
Head of Biosafety Air and Water Microbiology Group, Public Health England, UK
Full Name: SUMMERMATTER KATHRIN
Title (Prof., Dr. etc.): Dr.rer.nat.
Institute for Infectious Diseases
University of Bern
Tel: +41 31 632 87 90
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.