Important 2020 Symposium Announcement

Important 2020 Symposium Announcement

Because it’s now more important than ever, the 16th Annual MABioN Biosafety Symposium will still be held, just not in-person and not August 3-5, 2020 in Ann Arbor, MI. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Biosafety Symposium will be held remotely through our GoToWebinar platform. You can still participate, present, and attend – and get CM points from ABSA – but you can do it from home or office.

20th Annual MABioN Biosafety Hybrid Symposium Aug 5-7, 2024 @ Ames, Iowa

20th Annual MABioN Biosafety Hybrid Symposium Aug 5-7, 2024 @ Ames, Iowa

The MABioN Annual Symposium is a two day conference for biosafety professionals and others involved in biosafety. The Symposium opens at 1pm on Monday and concludes after lunch on Wednesday. Presentations on various topics related to biosafety are planned for Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning. An optional half-day pre-conference workshop will be held Monday morning, and an optional facility tour on Wednesday Morning. Come and network with biosafety professionals in the Midwest area and learn and share information about biosafety. Register separately for the Monday morning workshop, which includes a break and lunch.

Biosafety Specialist II @ Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Biosafety Specialist II @ Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The DDPSC Biosafety Specialist is responsible for supporting the research activities of internal laboratories and external clients. The Biosafety Specialist will provide technical support to the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department and will act as a liaison between research and safety. This position will be specifically involved in supporting the biosafety function of the EHS Department. The ideal candidate will have some experience supporting a safety department in a research setting, be able to manage a variety of tasks with different levels of complexity and have strong organizational and communication skills.

2024 Harvard Yale IBC Biosafety Symposium (April 23-24, 2024)

2024 Harvard Yale IBC Biosafety Symposium (April 23-24, 2024)

This year’s event will focus on high-risk biohazardous research. The coordinated theme will involve keynote and related presentations on where we are nationally and where we are headed.
Our Employee Health/Emergency Management Roundtable will leave ample time for your questions and all attendees will receive a comprehensive sample Occupational Health plan to use as a template for developing their own plans for high risk biohazardous research at their institutions.
We’ll also feature a first of its kind “live” IBC meeting where all attendees are voting members, where you will gain direct experience in the review of high-risk research protocols. All attendees are voting members of this live IBC Committee.
The event will conclude with recent survey information on how US institutions are addressing the review of high-risk research protocols.
Please join us April 23-24, 2024 either virtually or on the campus of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Considerations for Working with LCMV – From Bench to Bedside

Considerations for Working with LCMV – From Bench to Bedside

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is a single-stranded RNA arenavirus commonly used in laboratory animal models to examine acute and chronic viral infections and immunopathology. However, there is wide variation in LCMV biosafety practices between...
Open Position: Associate Biological Safety Officer @ Washington University in St. Louis | St. Louis, MO

Open Position: Associate Biological Safety Officer @ Washington University in St. Louis | St. Louis, MO

This is a full-time position in Environmental Health and Safety at Washington University in St. Louis (WU).

  • Supervises Health & Safety Professionals and assist the BSO in overseeing the clinical safety program.
  • Reviews research protocols and perform the initial risk assessment in the areas of potentially infectious microorganisms, potentially biohazardous materials, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, chemical carcinogens, and toxins.
  • Acts as a liaison to faculty and staff as well as to representatives from many regulatory agencies (including CDC, DOJ, and USDA-APHIS) to ensure compliance with regulations pertaining to biological safety. Includes reviewing BSL3 work plans, performing BSL3 inspections, and providing consultative support to faculty, staff, and students who work in or around BSL3 and ABSL3 areas.
  • Serves as an Alternate Responsible Official and assists the BSO/RO in overseeing the Select Agent Program.

20th Annual MABioN Biosafety Hybrid Symposium Aug 5-7, 2024 @ Ames, Iowa

19th Annual MABioN Biosafety Hybrid Symposium Aug 7-9, 2023 @ University of Kentucky

The MABioN Annual Symposium is a two day conference for biosafety professionals and others involved in biosafety. The Symposium opens at 1pm on Monday and concludes after lunch on Wednesday. Presentations on various topics related to biosafety are planned for Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning. An optional half-day pre-conference workshop will be held Monday morning, and an optional facility tour on Wednesday Morning. Come and network with biosafety professionals in the Midwest area and learn and share information about biosafety. Register separately for the Monday morning workshop, which includes a break and lunch.

Considerations for Working with LCMV – From Bench to Bedside

June 6, 2023 1pm CT | MABioN Webinar: Clinical Gene Transfer/Gene Therapy Biosafety and Compliance

MABioN is proud to offer a webinar discussing

Clinical gene transfer/gene therapy biosafety and compliance

This webinar will be a panel discussion of the topic.

IBC oversight of studies involving transfer of recombinant DNA/RNA or recombinant micro-organisms to human research study subjects can be complex. We will review the NIH guidelines that apply to human research and benchmark how different institutions handle IBC approvals. There will be a panel discussion on institutional experiences of hearing gene therapy studies using an internal IBC vs. using a third-party (external) IBC.