October 14, 2017
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Gene editing technologies have been used for decades by scientists in the field of molecular genetics and recombinant DNA technology. Recently, with the discovery of CRISPR-Cas 9 gene editing, this field has expanded, and the ease to manipulate genes has […]More information on '06 – Gene Editing and Risk Assessment: Application to IBC Protocol Review'
Proactive biosafety professionals need to be involved and knowledgeable in the operation, maintenance, and certification of containment facilities and building systems. The biosafety professional may be called upon to participate in the planning, design, and validation of a new biocontainment […]More information on '07 – Engineering for the Biosafety Professional—Part I'
This course is appropriate for those who have some experience with infectious substance handling or shipping, but may not have been certified within the past three years. The course utilizes group discussions and interactive exercises focused on the essential areas […]More information on '08 – Shipping infectious Substances Certification Course'
A successful Select Agent Program depends on ensuring personnel safety and maintaining regulatory compliance in an efficient manner. In the absence of efficiency, research can be unnecessarily hindered and regulatory compliance may become overly burdensome, which could lead to lapses […]More information on '09 – Building a Select Agent Program: Safety, Compliance, and Efficiency'
This course will present the function and administration of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Delivered by expert staff from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy (OSP), IBC Basics will promote the professional development of those associated […]More information on '10 – Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Basics'
This interactive and discussion-based course will discuss key insights and shared expertise in biocontainment facility start-up and operations from an operator’s point-of-view. We often hear from some of the best of architects and engineers on how to build or renovate […]More information on '11 – Biocontainment Laboratory Operations'
Agriculture research laboratories must conduct work on important pathogens to develop technologies that reduce economic losses due to disease. Experiments including pathogens must be contained and prevented from introduction to the community, including spread to local agriculture production sites and […]More information on '12 – Introduction to Unique Biocontainment Challenges in Agriculture Research'
Recent advances in molecular biology have produced ground-breaking new technologies that are now making their way to the clinic with increasing frequency. Oncolytic viruses, CRISPR technology, CAR-T Cell therapy, and gene therapy for rare diseases are just some of the […]More information on '13 – Human Gene Transfer—Biosafety Considerations'
Emergencies and critical situations will occur regardless of the workplace, institution, or country. Laboratories that have a biological risk assessment are not immune to accidents or emergencies. The handling of critical situations ensures responsiveness by the members of a laboratory […]More information on '14 – Handling Critical Situations in Laboratories'