Principles of Biosafety International Course 2023

Monday, 11 September, 2023 (All day) to Friday, 15 September, 2023 (All day)

People responsible for biosafety and biorisk management in an organization have to cope with an increasing complexity and diversity of topics. This international course provides a comprehensive review of all essential elements of risk assessment and risk management and highlights topics indispensable for biosafety practitioners to fulfil their tasks.

If circumstances permit, participants will have the opportunity to join in practical exercises (e.g. spill training, working in a microbiological safety cabinet) and experience the implementation of biorisk management during a visit of the Institute of Tropical Medicine.

This is an international course, organized by University of Antwerp, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Ghent, University of Namur, Free University of Brussels, Sciensano and Perseus BVBA.

The course targets everyone responsible for or interested in biosafety and biorisk management (e.g. biosafety professionals, life sciences employees, students, etc.). At the end of this course, participants should have a thorough understanding of all essential elements of biorisk management and should be able to set up a basic biorisk management programme.


Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp) and University of Antwerp