Biological safety

What are biological agents?

Biological agents are microorganisms such as bacteria, parasites, moulds and viruses, and their waste products. Genetically modified variants of these organisms (GMOs) also fall under the category of biological agents.

GMO Handbook

The university has formulated a GMO Handbook for working with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). With the exception of a few appendices containing confidential information, the handbook can be found on the page on Univeristy regulations regarding health, safety and Environment. This page also contains the Premises Signalling Regulations.

Biological safety officers

Within the faculty buildings, work activities involving genetically modified organisms are monitored by the Biological Safety Officers (BSOs).