Biosafety & Biosecurity


Dr Sabri, Norah

Time: 8 AM – 5 PM
Date: 28 Oct
Attendees: 40

A biosafety and biosecurity workshop refers to a targeted event or gathering that focuses on promoting and enhancing the understanding and implementation of biosafety and biosecurity measures.

These workshops are designed to educate participants about the risks associated with biological materials and to provide them with knowledge and skills to prevent accidents, protect human health, and safeguard the environment.

The main objectives of a biosafety and biosecurity workshop are to:

  1. Raise awareness: Workshops aim to increase participants’ understanding of the potential hazards associated with biological agents, such as pathogens, toxins, and genetically modified organisms. This includes educating participants about the risks of accidental releases, laboratory-acquired infections, and intentional misuse of biological materials.
  2. Share best practices: Workshops provide a platform for sharing best practices and lessons learned in biosafety and biosecurity. Participants can learn from experts and experienced professionals in the field, gaining insights into risk assessment, safe laboratory practices, containment measures, waste management, and emergency response protocols.
  3. Enhance technical skills: Workshops often include hands-on training sessions and practical exercises to improve participants’ technical skills in handling biological materials safely and implementing proper containment and mitigation measures. This may involve demonstrations of personal protective equipment (PPE) use, decontamination procedures, and proper waste disposal techniques.
  4. Promote regulatory compliance: Biosafety and biosecurity workshops inform participants about relevant national and international regulations, guidelines, and standards related to biological materials. This helps ensure that participants are aware of their legal responsibilities and can implement appropriate measures to comply with these regulations.
  5. Foster collaboration and networking: Workshops provide opportunities for participants to network, exchange ideas, and establish collaborations with peers, experts, and organizations working in similar fields. This can lead to the sharing of resources, knowledge, and experiences, ultimately strengthening the overall biosafety and biosecurity community.

By improving awareness, knowledge, and skills, biosafety and biosecurity workshops contribute to the prevention of accidents, the protection of human health and the environment, and the overall improvement of biosafety and biosecurity practices in laboratories and other settings where biological materials are handled.