Biosafety and Biosecurity

Biosafety and biosecurity is the management of the safety and security aspects associated with the use of microorganism and biological materials to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, relevant Australian Standards, and Deakin University requirements.

Deakin Biosafety

Deakin Biosafety provides information and advice related to biosafety and biosecurity aspects associated with research and teaching at Deakin University. These include: 

  • microbiological safety
  • gene technology and dealings with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • quarantine materials
  • containment facilities
  • microorganisms and biological toxins that may have a security concern.

Deakin Biosafety provides support to the Laboratory and Biosafety Committee and conducts biosafety induction training for Deakin staff, Honours students and HDR students.

Laboratory and Biosafety Committee (LBC)

The Laboratory and Biosafety Committee (LBC) has oversight of technical aspects of laboratory safety, radiation safety, biosafety and biosecurity across the university.

The Committee also acts as the Institutional Biosafety Committee as required by the Gene Technology Act (Commonwealth) 2000.

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Deakin Biosafety
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Deakin Biosafety
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, VIC 3125

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