Expertise

Our experience encompasses all areas of biosafety and biosecurity be it in industry, academia, authorities or open space.

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Responsible science and prevention of misuse
in biological research

  • Development of guidelines on tasks and responsibilities of biorisk management advisors including tasks related to dual use and biosecurity for the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, since 2019

  • Code of conduct in life sciences regarding the misuse potential of biological materials and molecular biology methodologies, workshops with representatives from Swiss Universities for the Forum for Genetic Research of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences, 2016

  • «Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research» Participation in the drafting of the policy report 27 of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, EASAC, Gain of function: experimental applications relating to potentially pandemic pathogens, 2015

  • Overview of dual use control at international and institutional levels, International Symposium on Biosafety and Biosecurity, 2010

  • Codes of conducts training for diplomats of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention, 2008

  • As member of the European Biosafety Association representation of EBSA at the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention meetings introducing and fostering biosafety and biosecurity issues to diplomats

Nobel Prize Summit OUR PLANET OUR FUTURE Urgent Call for Action

Mai 21 2021
The 2021 Nobel Prize Summit of April 2021, has resulted in an Urgent Call for Action concluding that global sustainability offers the only viable path forward in the Anthropocene epoch.

1st ABSA Biosecurity Conference, lessons learnt

April 26 2021
The highly diverse program of the first biosecurity conference of ABSA international highlights past experiences and future prospects in biosecurity

COVID-19 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

April 19 2021
„Biosafety: gatekeeper for sustainability in biotechnology?“ (https://sdgs.un.org/goals)
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