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

Biorisk management advisors as gatekeepers of sustainable biotechnology

November 03 2021
Fostering biotechnology to achieve sustainable development goals needs sound biological risk assessment and mitigation to stay within the limits of safety and security of people and the environment.

Highlights of the World Vaccine Congress Europe 19-21 October 2021 in Barcelona

Oktober 26 2021
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Terrapinn UK the 2021 World Vaccine Congress Europe could take place on site. Highlights related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other vaccines are summarized below.

Gene technology for sustainable development

Juli 12 2021
Gene technology for sustainable development: a genetically modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce ethanol from toxified lignocellulosic feedstocks
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