Working with Biorisks: Infectious Substances and Genetically Modified Microorganisms. 09:00-16:45 Tuesday 2022/8/23

Available 2022-06-22 – 2022-08-22
Contact person Henrik Gradstedt, employed at Enheten för miljö och fysisk arbetsmiljö
For those who do not have the experience or are not acquainted with the Swedish laws and regulations governing work with infectious substances or GMM, the course “Working with Biorisks: Infectious Substances and Genetically Modified Microorganisms” is held several times each semester, 09:00-16:45 at BMC C6:109a https://link.mazemap.com/T7uaJbYv

The course is free of charge for those who work at Uppsala University (1.500:- for external participants), and is primarily aimed at bachelor/master students, Ph.D. students, post-docs, laboratory assistants, and new group leaders. During the course we discuss the organization of Uppsala University, Swedish laws and ordinances, work with infectious substances, waste management, incidents and accidents, practical risk assessments, containment and clean-up of a simulated biological spill, how to handle sharps, and biosecurity. The course is held in English, and comes with complementary “fika” and lunch. For Uppsala University Ph.D. students the course is generally worth 1 credit, ask your course administrator. The course is not aimed at undergraduate students, as it does not yield credits "högskolepoäng".

Because of the practical exercises in the course, it´s difficult to maintain full social distancing. If this is a problem then those who need the course can gather 3-7 participants who usually work closely together, and book a separate course date by mailing henrik.gradstedt@uu.se

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