Biosafety Considerations for Biological Sample Management in COVID-19 Research

presented by Brandy J. Nelson, MS, SM(NRCM), CBSP
Biological Safety Officer
Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Department of Biological Safety



Key Objectives:

  • Review agent specific information for SARS-CoV-2 including containment levels for experimental procedures
  • Discuss types of experimental procedures which can be safely conducted within UK facilities
  • Define Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) requirements forCOVID-19 research projects
  • Describe best practices for laboratory facilities handling COVID-19 patient specimens