Blog Posts

By Region: South Asia

Op-Ed – The Bangladesh Biosafety & Biosecurity Association: Taking Action to Promote and Foster Local Biosecurity and Biosafety Initiatives and Training

Dr. Asadulghani President, BBBA Head, Biosafety & Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory, icddr,b Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh The establishment of the Bangladesh Biosafety & Biosecurity Association (BBBA) was initiated in August 2011 to foster best and sustainable biosafety and biosecurity practices in Bangladesh considering the current situation of ongoing infectious disease outbreaks and increasing demands for research  Read More »

Op-Ed – Biological Weapons Convention: Building Bridges Between Public Health and Security

Dana Perkins, PhD Chief of the Biological Weapons Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  DISCLAIMER The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, official policy or position  Read More »

Op-Ed — The International Federation of Biosafety Associations: A Stakeholder in the BTWC

Maureen Ellis Co-Chair, International Federation of Biosafety Associations 605-170 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5V5 Email: The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) is a global community of research scientists, biosafety professionals, laboratory personnel, NGOs, academics and policy makers from around the world who recognize that biosafety and biosecurity are important elements  Read More »

Op-Ed – Enhancing Biosecurity and Biosafety in Bangladesh

Dr. Johnson, Biosafety Biosecurity International Dr. Asadulghani & Dr. Endtz, International Centre Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh Bangladesh, situated in South Asia, has a dense population supported by the rich alluvial soil along the Ganges–Brahmaputra River Delta.    In recent years laboratory capacity has grown to meet the needs of diagnosing illnesses and conducting research on endemic and  Read More »

Op-Ed – More BTWC Education Needed for Life Scientists

Judi Sture, PhD, BSc (Hons) is a member of Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC) and Head of the Graduate School of the University of Bradford, UK. Masamichi Minehata, PhD, MA, is a Research Fellow with Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC) and has recently completed a Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) Fellowship with the Pacific Forum: Centre  Read More »