2020 is an election year for MABioN. One of my roles is to serve as the nominating committee chair for our biennial elections. I am soliciting volunteers from the membership that are interested in becoming more active in MABioN by serving on the Executive Council and/or as members of standing committees.
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.
Mark Your Calendar for 16th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety – The Power of Risk Assessment: Laboratory Safety and Security for Clinical, Public Health, Research, and Animal Care on Feb 29-Mar 4, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.
Presented by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Eagleson Institute and the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA International.)
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.
MABioN is proud to offer a webinar discussing
An introduction to the principles of plant pathology
Similar to animals, plants are targeted by a variety of pathogenic organisms. Unlike animals however, fungal infections are the most damaging and contain the must numerous pathogenic species. In addition to fungal infections, plants also suffer extensively from bacteria, viruses, and nematodes. A better understanding of the life cycles, infection cycles, and survival structures of all of these organisms will help promote safe handling, research, and disposal of these highly destructive pathogens.
Presented by: Dr. Nick Peters, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
- President Elect: Steven Ziegenfuss, RBP (Alternate Biosafety Officer @ Iowa State University)
- Secretary: Holley Trucks, MPH, RBP, MT(AAB) (Assistant Biosafety Officer @ University of Kentucky)
- Treasurer: Anne Dombroski-Brokman, MS, RBP (Biosafety Specialist @ Iowa State University)
- Councilors: Travis McCarthy, PhD, RBP (Biosafety Officer@ University of Missouri Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research) & Allen Helm, PhD, RBP (Biosafety Officer @ University of Chicago)