Education and Training Working Group (ETWG)

The Education Working Group met initially at the Ljubljana Conference 2010 to review the work  programme passed down by the Council. The aim of the group is to transform the role EBSA plays in developing members and providing information to non specialists. The programme is ambitious and will look specifically to align the existing pre-conference workshops with the CEN CWA 16335, identify different ways to provide training. Developments in the competency of biosafety advice are driving the urgency of this. 

Stated Objectives

  1. Identify the need for biosafety/biosecurity education and training at different levels; basic life sciences, biosafety professionals in small and large organisations (BIOSAFETY-EUROPE results and the CWA 15793 may be helpful, work by ECDC Biorisk Expert Group should be considered).
  2. Identify training possibilities; pre-conference workshops, workshops in conjunction with events other than EBSA conferences, separate workshops, university arranged courses etc.
  3. Based on the above develop a training policy document and plan for the following 5 years.
  4. Identify training methodology developments and implement if applicable.

Check out the Terms of Reference.

Esmeralda Prat

Chair of ETWG

Bayer CropScience (B)
Technologiepark 38
9052 Gent

Helmut Bachmayer

Member of ETWG

Ursula Jenal

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Member of ETWG

Jenal & Partners Biosafety Consulting
Magdenerstr. 1
4310 Rheinfelden

Jenny Karlsson

Member of ETWG

Karolinska Institutet
Tomtebodavägen 2
17165 Solna

Ruth Knorr

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Member of ETWG

Medical School Hannover (MHH)
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
30625 Hannover

Heather Sheeley

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Member of ETWG

Public Health England
Manor Farm Road
Salisbury SP4 0JG
United Kingdom

Per Staugaard

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Member of ETWG

Biosafety Training & Consultancy
Regentesselaan 41
3571 CB Utrecht