Welcome to GO4BSB
The German Online Platform for Biosecurity & Biosafety (GO4BSB) is the e-learning platform of the projects of the German Biosecurity Programme. The Programme was launched in 2013 by the Federal Foreign Office under the auspices of the G7 Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.

Who we are

GO4BSB is a project of the German Biosecurity Programme and is a collaborative initiative of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology (IMB), the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Island of Riems (FLI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and is coordinated by the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM).

More information on the partner institutes and the German Biosecurity Programme can be found here:

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology (IMB)

Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI)

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

German Biosecurity Programme

What we do

GO4BSB has been established to support the projects of the German Biosecurity Programme. It contributes to the overarching Programme aim of raising awareness and minimising risks associated with highly pathogenic agents by:

  • Raising awareness about biological risks, including the potential misuse of pathogens, toxins, biosecurity-sensitive information and technology
  • Providing e-learning tools and materials, which enable learning about responsible conduct in the life sciences and management of biological risks
  • Enabling interdisciplinary scientific exchange

international reach

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External Resources

Biosecurity Central


Mosquito survey in Mauritania: Detection of Rift Valley fever virus and dengue virus and<br>the determination of feeding patterns (10/21/2022) - Franziska Stoek, Yahya Barry, Aliou Ba, Ansgar Schulz, Melanie Rissmann, Claudia Wylezich, Balal Sadeghi,Abdellahi Diambar Beyit, Albert Eisenbarth, Fatimetou Bounene N'diaye, Mohamed Lemine Haki, Baba AbdellahiDoumbia, Mohamed Baba Gueya, Mohamed Yahya Bah, Martin Eiden, Martin H GroschupPublished: April 15, 2022
Co-circulation of Orthobunyaviruses and Rift Valley Fever Virus in Mauritania, 2015 (10/21/2022) - Nicole Cichon, Yahya Barry, Franziska Stoek, Abdellah Diambar, Aliou Ba, Ute Ziegler, Melanie Rissmann, JanaSchulz, Mohamed L Haki, Dirk Höper, Baba A Doumbia, Mohamed Y Bah, Martin H Groschup, Martin EidenPublished: 24 December 2021
Detection of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in blood-fed Hyalomma ticks<br>collected from Mauritanian livestock (10/21/2022) - A. Schulz, Y. Barry, F. Stoek, M. J. Pickin, A. Ba, L. Chitimia-Dobler, M. L. Haki, B. A. Doumbia, A. Eisenbarth, A.Diambar, M. Y. Bah, M. Eiden & M. H. GroschupPublished: 29 June 2021
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus antibody prevalence in Mauritanian livestock<br>(cattle, goats, sheep and camels) is stratified by the animal’s age (10/21/2022) - Ansgar Schulz, Yahya Barry, Franziska Stoek, Aliou Ba, Jana Schulz, Mohamed L. Haki, Miriam A. Sas, Baba A.Doumbia, Peter Kirkland, Mohamed Y. Bah, Martin Eiden, Martin H. GroschupPublished: April 12, 2021
Diversity and Abundance of Potential Vectors of Rift Valley Fever Virus in the North<br>Region of Cameroon (10/21/2022) - Poueme Namegni Rodrigue Simonet, Njan-Nloga Alexandre Michel, Wade Abel, Eisenbarth Albert, Groschup MartinHermann, Stoek FranziskaPublished: 19 November 2020
Seroprevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Rift Valley Fever in Domestic Small<br>Ruminants in the North Region of Cameroon (10/21/2022) - R. Poueme, F. Stoek, N. Nloga, J. Awah-Ndukum, M. Rissmann, A. Schulz, A. Wade, J. Kouamo, M. Moctar, A.Eisenbarth, L. God-yang, S. Dickmu, M. Eiden, M. H. GroschupPublished: 25 Nov 2019
Serological and genomic evidence of Rift Valley fever virus during inter-epidemic periods<br>in Mauritania (10/21/2022) - M Rissmann, M Eiden, B O El Mamy, K Isselmou, B Doumbia, U Ziegler, T Homeier-Bachmann, B Yahya, M HGroschupPublished: Apr 2017


International Symposium on “One Health: Outlook to the future” 20 July 2022, Almaty, Kazakhstan (6/20/2022) - The German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity is organising a one-day symposium on the topic of One Health on 20 July at the Grand Thien Shan Hotel in Almaty together with its Kazakh project partner, the National Scientific Center for Extremeley Dangerous Infections. One Health is a collaborative and intersectoral approach promoted by WHO to ...continue reading "International Symposium on “One Health: Outlook to the future” 20 July 2022, Almaty, Kazakhstan"
Launch of web-based library ‘Biosecurity Central’ (4/5/2022) - The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the need for nations to enhance their abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to all manner of biological threats, whether natural, accidental or deliberate. In this context, the biosecurity community also needs new ways to share and readily access the best available resources. Biosecurity Central provides a curated set of ...continue reading "Launch of web-based library ‘Biosecurity Central’"
FLI delegation meets with partners in Mauritania (2/19/2022) - In November 2021, the leader of the project Prof. Martin H. Groschup and Dr. Franziska Stoek could realize a trip to the Mauritanian partner institute ORNADEP for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years of the running project phase, a general coordination meeting was planned in order to talk ...continue reading "FLI delegation meets with partners in Mauritania"
Know your pathogens – Eurasian Online Symposium on Biological Health Hazards (11/4/2021) - In these times of a pandemic, it becomes clear how important it is to have a close meshwork of biosurveillance on naturally occurring pathogens in countries. Awareness and preparedness help to monitor the spread of pathogens, identify spontaneous outbreaks among humans and livestock and limit the spread of the disease in a timely manner. This ...continue reading "Know your pathogens – Eurasian Online Symposium on Biological Health Hazards"

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