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Biorisk Management Institute of Kurdistan joins the IFBA as Observer Organization

Monday, 22 January 2018
Biorisk Management Institute of Kurdistan joins the IFBA as Observer Organization

The International Federation of Biosafety Associations is pleased to welcome the Biorisk Management Institute of Kurdistan (BMIK) as an official Observer Organization to the IFBA.
The BMIK, is a Non-Governmental Organization registered in January 2016 as Professional Association for biologists and health related laboratory technicians for the purpose of promoting biosafety, biosecurity and the implementation of biorisk management strategies in the region.

Contact the BMIK at biorisk.institute.krd@gmail.com...

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15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety Biosafety in the Era of One Health February 10-14, 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018
15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety Biosafety in the Era of One Health February 10-14, 2018
ABSA International is proud to be a co-sponsor of the highly anticipated 15th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety "Biosafety in the Era of One Health" at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, GA on February 10-14, 2018 . Hear from industry leaders on lessons learned and how biosafety is changing.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Symposium
  • Interactive Discussions on Human and Animal Influenza
  • Hantavirus as Model for One Health: Lab Biosafety, Field Biosafety, and Communication
  • Safety Issues with Emerging Te...

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Patrick Okanya (Kenya)

Dr. Patrick W. Okanya is a lecturer of Biochemistry at the Technical University of Kenya and an adjunct Faculty at the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, USIU- Africa (Kenya). Dr. Okanya obtained his PhD. in 2012 from the University of Saarlands, Germany. His project was on isolation and characterization of compounds with antibacterial activities from myxobacteria. He is the Secretary General of the Biorisk Management Association of Kenya (BMAK), a member association of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA). In addition, Dr. Okanya is also the team leader of the Technical Working Group of the biorisk module of the Biotechnology Research Programme at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). As Secretary General of BMAK, Dr. Okanya initiated the development of the associations’ website www.bmak.or.ke and has offered a number of biosafety and biosecurity trainings to both public and private institutions including presentations at the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) annual conferences for the last three years. He has participated as a stakeholder in the development of a Master of Science curriculum in Biorisk Management for the University of Nairobi and in review of the Kenya National Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity Training curriculum for the Ministry of Health. In July 2016, Dr. Okanya co-ordinated a successful Biorisk Management Training workshop and IFBA certification examination for thirty one East African regional participants in Kenya. Currently, he is the team leader in coordinating a collaborative project by the IFBA and Global Affairs Canada to develop a long-term sustainable biosafety and biosecurity strategy for the East African Region.

Patrick Okanya

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