HSP Convenes Virtual Summit With Turkish Students, Faculty To Reinforce Biosecurity, Biosafety At Pathogen-Handling Laboratories

February 23, 2021 11:20 AM

About The Event

Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 2HSP convened a group of thirty student laboratory personnel and faculty members from the Izmir Institute of Technology (IYTE), to help reinforce and strengthen the biorisk management practices at the university’s labs. At IYTE’s labs, pathogens like Brucella and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, are routinely studied as part of the university’s research program. Thus, creating the need for a laboratory environment with the utmost biosafety and biosecurity. During the one-day workshop, students were given biosafety-themed tasks that had to be completed in real-time and then shown via webcam or smartphone. The training also gave the students the opportunity to engage with Turkish engineering firm, INSEL Systems, to identify biorisks and possible engineering controls in their respective laboratories.