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Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences

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Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences

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One of the obligatory courses all PhD students from the Doctoral School for Medicine & Life Sciences need to follow according to the minimal requirements of the DS M&LS is the course about Biosafety.


Content of the course
Working with biological material entails specific risks to the operator and humans, animals, plants and the environment at large. In addition to consciously dealing with pathogens in a research or medical context, one often comes into contact with biological material for which the risks are less clear (eg blood samples) or less known (eg genetically modified organisms).
In this presentation we will briefly review the essential steps of recognizing biological hazards, performing a risk assessment and selecting appropriate protective measures. Examples will be used to illustrate the consequence for the daily activities of the participants.

This course will be taught by Patrick Rudelsheim, PhD, General Partner of Perseus BVBA, a service company focused on biosafety and related regulatory requirements, which he founded in 2003.




  • Thursday May 12, 10:00 - 13:00


  • To be determined


  • Registration here before April 28