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03.07.2007 - IAG Subgroup meeting on Specific topics of Biosafety and Biosecurity

 The meeting of the International Advisory Groups (IAG) Subgroup Specific topics of Biosafety and Biosecurity took place on 5 June at the State Research Center of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology (SRCAMB), Obolensk. The following members attended: Prof. Ivan Dyatlov, SRCAMB  director, Dr. Andrey Anisimov, SRCAMB  deputy director, Prof. Vasily Kholodenko, deputy dean of the training center, Dr. Zhemchugov, SRCAMB senior specialist, Dr. Yuri Remnev, TEMPO deputy director, Prof. Deryabin, Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, deputy director, Dr. Eugene Kobzev, SRCAMB senior scientist.  The meeting was lead by the head of the subgroup - prof. Ivan Dyatlov.

The first meeting of the subgroup was aimed to define the main activities of the subgroup and outline the program directions. The next activities of the subgroup were highlighted:  

  • Review the methodology, standards, and regulations for recommendations on biosafety policy in institutes and laboratories
  • Review the methodology, standards, and regulations for the maintenance and biosecurity of  State and National culture collections, all aspects of containment, microbial resources, gene banks, infrastructure upgrades and engineering issues such as parameters and controls.
  • Biosecurity and biosafety in academic institutions. Risk assessment and risk management.
  • Review and provide advice on biosecurity and biosafety programs and training curricula and elaborate recommendations to appropriate entities as required.
  • Biosafety and biosecurity issues of nanotechnologies. Risk assessment and risk management.
  • To increase awareness of the importance of biosafety and biosecurity within the educational and scientific community (conferences, roundtables, trainings, etc.).

 

All members of the subgroup approved the activities and decided to prepare the overview on biosafety and biosecurity risks and issues of nanotechnologies for the next October meeting of the International Advisory Group on Biosecurity and Biosafety. 

 

 


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