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Title

Highlights of Biosafety and Biosecurity Month (BBM) at the AIMST University and Perspectives on Biorisk Management

 

Authors

Subhash Janardhan Bhore1,2,*

 

Affiliation

1Chairman, AIMST University Institutional Biosafety Committee; 2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University, Bedong-Semeling Road, 08100 Bedong, Semeling, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.

 

Email

Subhash Janardhan Bhore - E-mail: subhash@aimst.edu.my; subhashbhore@gmail.com; Tel: +604-429 8176; Fax: +604-429 8009, *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

Views

 

Date

Received August 30, 2019; Revised September 2, 2019; Accepted September 4, 2019; Published September 7, 2019

 

Abstract

The innovations and developments in microbiology, biomedical sciences, and biotechnology come along with the challenges of biological risk (biorisk). Biorisk is defined as the 'combination of the probability of occurrence of harm and the severity of that harm where the source of harm is a biological agent or toxin'. Biorisk is a borderless challenge to the global community. Hence, all universities, colleges, centers of bio-excellence, and institutions of higher learning can and should do their bit to educate laboratory members, academicians, students and stakeholders (LASS) for the efficient and comprehensive biorisk management (BRM) for our and future generations safety and
sustainability.

 

Keywords

biorisk, biosafety, biosecurity, biotechnology, microbiology, sustainability.

 

Citation

Bhore, Bioinformation 15(8): 568-571 (2019)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.