Next Generation Biosecurity: Responding to 21st Century Biorisks
Explore biosecurity and learn how to respond to biological threats
Today’s world is facing more biological threats than ever, from mutations to antibiotic resistance to new diseases and increased access to engineered diseases. It’s vital that scientific research is being carried out safely to protect those who work in the lab as well as wider communities.
On this course you will get an introduction to these issues, exploring biosecurity, biological threats and how to counter them in your work. You will also learn about responding to biological challenges and learn to examine issues in the lab.
This course has recently been updated to include lessons we are learning from COVID-19, and will continue to evolve as we learn more from the pandemic.
This course is for professionals working in public and global health, international security, politics and international relations. It may be of particular use to biosafety officers in academia, industry or government, and early-career science scholars in the life sciences.