Expertise

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

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Global harmonization of biosafety and biosecurity

  • ISO/TC212 Working Group 5 Project management to develop an ISO Technical Specification on Competence of Biorisk Management Advisors, since 2019

  • Member of the certification body of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations, IFBAParticipation in the Twinning Project by Sandia National Laboratories building biosafety and biosecurity capacity in Africa and the Middle East through personal mentoring of local biosafety advisors, 2018-2019

  • Co-chairing of the CEN Workshop on Biosafety Professional (BSP) Competence, leading to the CEN Workshop Agreement CWA16335:2011, 2009-2010

  • Co-teaching of the 5 day biosafety train the trainer program as part of the “EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 46” for South-East Asia

  • Evaluation of biosafety regulations in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia Pacific region for Xibios, 2010

  • Design and delivery of a 10-day biosafety train the trainer program in Southeast Asia as part of the “EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 46”

  • Worldwide review and evaluation of biosafety regulations, 2010

  • Regulatory requirements for the import of human and animal cell lines to European and South East Asian countries

  • Assessment of existing capabilities in biorisk management and in biological waste management in Southeast Asian countries based on meetings with the stakeholders and site visits, with country-specific recommendations for capacity building, as part of the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 46

  • Contribution, as expert, to the development of the "Laboratory biorisk management standard" CWA 15793 (now ISO 35001), 2007-2008

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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