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Owens to Co-Direct Principles & Practices of Biosafety Course

July 9 - 14, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA
United States

HDR's Jeff Owens, Principal Laboratory Planner, is serving as co-director and one of the instructors for the upcoming Principles & Practices of Biosafety course given by ABSA International, the Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity. The week-long course will introduce the essential elements of biosafety.

Topics include:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Human Source Materials & Mammalian Cell Lines
  • Research Animals & Allergens
  • Biocontainment Equipment
  • Biocontainment Facilities
  • Biocontainment Practices
  • Biocontainment Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Decontamination
  • Disposal
  • Emergency Response
  • Biosecurity
  • Shipment &Transfer of Biological Materials
  • Strategies for Effective Biosafety Management & Communication

This is Jeff's tenth year being involved with the course and his fifth year serving as co-director.