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MABioN Symposium – Save the Date – Aug 2-4, 2021

Mark your calendars for August 2-4, for the 17th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky and hosted by the University of Louisville. At this time, we are planning for…
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2020 MABioN Election Results

The results are in and the MABioN Executive Council for 2020-2022 is as follows: PresidentSteven Ziegenfuss, RBP (Biosafety Specialist @ Iowa State University) President-Elect: Andrea D. Hall, PhD, SM(NRCM), CBSP (Biological Safety Officer, Director @ Northwestern University) Secretary: Kara Sarchet, PhD (Assistant Biological Safety Officer @ Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)) Treasurer: Anne Dombroski-Brokman, M.S., RBP (Biosafety Specialist @ Iowa State University) Councilor-At-Large: Allen Helm, PhD, CBSP, RBP (Biosafety Officer @ University of Chicago) Councilor-At-Large: Travis McCarthy, PhD, RBP (Facility Manager, Lead Biosafety Professional @ University of Missouri Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research) Councilor-At-Large: Dan Hammersley, ASP (Laboratory Safety Officer @ Public Health Laboratory, Minnesota Department of Health) Past-PresidentBrandy Nelson, MS, CBSP, SM(NRCM) (Biosafety Officer @ University of Kentucky)

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Happy New Year! MABioN Membership renewal process

Happy 2020! MABioN website sent out automatic notifications for membership renewal to all members last night. I am sure many of you can’t wait to pay for the membership fee! Due to the system change last year, there may be some confusion between the “Subscription” and “Membership” tabs in your account page. Please follow the procedure below for membership renewal.

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MABioN Member Lapel Pin Survey

We have decided to provide a MABioN lapel pin to all paid members starting this year.  However, we need to know how you would like to get your pin.  Please complete the survey in this post.

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14th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium photos and presentations available to all attendees

The approved photos and presentations for the 14th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium are now available on MABioN website. All files are housed in member-only section of this website. You will not be able to see the corresponding tabs and files if you are not an active member. The photos are located under Event > Photo Gallery. The presentations can be accessed either in direct file format under Membership > Documents or in a schedule format under the Events > Symposium link. New this year, all symposium attendees are provided free membership for the remainder of 2018. If you attended the symposium and would like to activate your membership, please register by clicking the “Log in” button on the upper right, followed by completing the “Register” process. Submit a contact form with your “Username” and put “2018 symposium membership activation” in comments and your account will be activated in 24hrs.
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Midwest Area Biosafety Network

We represent a group of professionals dedicated to the field of biosafety within the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Great Plains regions of the United States.



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We are an official affiliate of ABSA International. Find out more about that organization here.

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Pathogen Safety Data Sheets

Health Canada has created pathogen safety data sheets similar to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals for many human pathogens.


Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories is a joint publication of CDC and NIH and serves as a definitive source of guidance about Biosafety.

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