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Comprehensive Biosafety Training

Comprehensive Biosafety Training
This 3 hour, IBC-mandated training course covers Biosafety Level 2 and Recombinant DNA, Bloodborne Pathogens for Biomedical Researchers, and Viral Vector training. The beginning of the session will cover the difference between risk groups and biosafety levels, NIH and UChicago Policy on recombinant DNA, work commonly conducted at Biosafety level 2, biosafety cabinets, occupational first aid, biohazard spill response and UChicago’s Code of Conduct for researchers. This will be followed with Bloodborne Pathogen training which will discuss OSHA standards for handling bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and includes the epidemiology and symptoms of BBP diseases, transmission, and UChicago’s exposure control program that covers housekeeping, spill response, personal protective equipment (PPE) and disposal of waste. The course will end with an overview of common viral vectors used in research laboratories such as baculovirus, murine retroviruses, adenovirus, adeno-associated virus (AAV), and lentivirus and their mechanisms of entry into a host cell. Individuals who complete this course will receive credit in CATTS for all three training modules.More information

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