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All regional groups Biological Safety Officer meeting

  • 26 June 2019
  • 10:00 - 17:00
  • MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QH
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  • A joint meeting for all the regional groups.

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All Regional Groups Biological Safety Officers Meeting:
Biosafety knowledge exchange – sharing the learning

Wednesday 26th June at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QH

Coffee/Tea will be available from 10am

 10:30 Welcome Biosafety Steering Group
 10:40 GM assessment masterclass:

Part 1:  How to review risk assessments - what to look for, good questions to ask, how to deal with uncertainties, and ways of tackling tricky classifications (e.g. lentiviruses)

Jonathan Gawn – University of Manchester, and David Brown - HSE
 11:40 Comfort break  
 11:50 Part 2: How to write a CU2 notification - what to include, and what not to say to avoiding requests for additional information  
 12:45 Lunch and networking  
 13:45 Containment Level 3 – benchmarking laboratory practices: a facilitated discussion Chris Pirson - Immunocore
 14:30 BSP 2: ask the panel Jillian Deans & panel 
 15:00 Closing remarks Biosafety Steering Group
 15:15 End  













The Biosafety Steering Group are grateful to ISTR for contributing to the costs of this event, allowing us to keep the cost of attendance low for participants.

Cost - £12.00 (including lunch and refreshments) - payable at the time of booking via the online payment system.

Please Note: Purchase orders or cash/cheque on the day will not be permitted as the administrative effort involved to process payment is disproportionate to the cost.

Transport and meeting venue - information can be found at

ParkingThere is limited free car parking on site but only 20 spaces can be reserved so it will be first come, first served basis.

Accommodation - this is not included in the cost but the following hotels are local to the LMB:


The Helen Hotel, 167-169 Hills Road -http://www.helenhotel.co.uk/index.htm


Bridge Guest House, 151 Hills Rd  -https://www.bridgeguesthouse.co.uk/

Regent Hotel, 41 Regent St -https://www.regenthotel.co.uk/

Travelodge, Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way -https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/255/Cambridge-Central-hotel

Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington Street -https://www.theroyalcambridgehotel.co.uk/

ibis, 2 Station Square -https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8548-ibis-

Refunds cannot be made for non-attendance. A substitute person may attend.

Event queries should be made to jdeans@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk