The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) is a global community of research scientists, biosafety professionals, laboratory personnel, NGOs, academics and policy makers from around the world who recognize that biosafety and biosecurity are important elements within the framework of biological non-proliferation and strengthening global security. The IFBA’s mission statement (“safe, secure and responsible work with biological materials”) highlights the need to protect and promote global health and security, and lays the foundation for the implementation of strategies to minimize the serious dangers that can arise from the failure to implement sound biosafety and biosecurity practices. Read More »
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- December 5, 2011
“The men and women of the [former Soviet] nuclear, chemical and biological institutes don’t carry automatic weapons in their hands, they possess the knowledge and the ability to develop weapons that could kill millions.”1
—Senator Richard Lugar, 1998
- November 8, 2011
Dr. Johnson, Biosafety Biosecurity International
Dr. Asadulghani & Dr. Endtz,
International Centre Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Bangladesh, situated in South Asia, has a dense population supported by the rich alluvial soil along the Ganges–Brahmaputra River Delta. In recent years laboratory capacity has grown to meet the needs of diagnosing illnesses and conducting research on endemic and emerging Risk Group 3 and 4 pathogens in humans and animals. Read More »
- October 18, 2011
The following piece was written by Akansha Bhargava, and discusses her experience as the first VBC Graduate Fellow.
Hailing from Brookfield, WI, Akansha Bhargava holds a B.S. in genetics and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a M.S. in biotechnology, with a concentration in biodefense, from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently pursuing a medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.
As the first VBC Graduate Fellow, I had the unique opportunity of working alongside a wonderful team of motivated and engaging individuals. As a relatively, small but highly, productive team, with the fresh feel of a start up, the VBC is a great place for both individual and collaborative work. Read More »
- September 30, 2011
Masamichi Minehata, PhD, MA, is a Research Fellow with Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC) and has recently completed a Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) Fellowship with the Pacific Forum: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Hawaii.
- August 16, 2011