Joint Action against zoonoses – The activities of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the German Biosecurity Programme (7/7/2021) - Emerging infectious diseases are playing an increasingly important role in today's (global) world. More than half of these diseases have their origin in an animal reservoir and can be transmitted to humans as zoonotic diseases. People who depend on livestock for their livelihood and have close daily contact with their animals are particularly vulnerable. Especially ...continue reading "Joint Action against zoonoses – The activities of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Sub-Saharan Africa in the framework of the German Biosecurity Programme"
Enhancing biosecurity with digital and virtual tools – German institutions meet up to share best practices (6/17/2021) - In the German Biosecurity Programme, digital and virtual methods and tools have always been used for some of the activities carried out with various partner countries. Nevertheless, travel restrictions and limited possibilities to meet in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the need for digital solutions in order to keep up the project ...continue reading "Enhancing biosecurity with digital and virtual tools – German institutions meet up to share best practices"
Virtual symposium: Kazakh and German scientists discuss current issues on Covid-19 and other zoonoses (5/11/2021) - New findings on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as on the growing spread of orthohantavirus and early summer meningoencephalitis in Germany and Kazakhstan - these were the most important topics of the two-day virtual symposium on 21. and 22. April, which was jointly organised by the Institute of Microbiology of the German Armed Forces (IMB) ...continue reading "Virtual symposium: Kazakh and German scientists discuss current issues on Covid-19 and other zoonoses"
The German Biosecurity Program enhances capacity of Kazakh scientists through online biosafety and biosecurity trainings (12/25/2020) - The German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity project implemented by GIZ in partnership with the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology (IMB), as part of the German Biosecurity Program, held a series of online trainings on biosafety and biosecurity for more than 50 new staff members of its strategic partner Institutions - the National Scientific Center for Especially ...continue reading "The German Biosecurity Program enhances capacity of Kazakh scientists through online biosafety and biosecurity trainings"
IMB extends COVID-19 support for Georgia (5/8/2020) - The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes the respiratory disease COVID-19 and has spread throughout the world during the past few months. Until now, approximately 3.5 million people were infected and more than 200.000 died as a consequence of the disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the sickness itself. In order to limit the ...continue reading "IMB extends COVID-19 support for Georgia"
IMB supports Georgian partners with Covid-19 diagnostics (2/14/2020) - Up to now, more than 45.000 people were reported to be infected with the novel Coronavirus, of which over 1000 died as a consequence of the disease. The virus can be transmitted from person to person and has already spread to over 20 countries worldwide. In Germany, the first cases of Covid-19 (previously 2019-nCov) infections ...continue reading "IMB supports Georgian partners with Covid-19 diagnostics"
Erfolgreiche Forschung zur Biosicherheit an der EU-Außengrenze (1/28/2020) - Das Auswärtige Amt unterstützt im Rahmen des Deutschen Biosicherheitsprogramms den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs bei ihren Forschungsvorhaben zu biologischen Risiken. Auf dem 2. Biosafety and Biosecurity Symposium in Tiflis (Georgien), diskutierten junge und erfahrene Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Georgien, Armenien und der Ukraine ihre Forschungsergebnisse. Wie lässt sich ein höheres Bewusstsein für Enzephalitis-Infektionen schaffen? Wie verbreitet ist Leptospirose in ...continue reading "Erfolgreiche Forschung zur Biosicherheit an der EU-Außengrenze"
German-Kazakh Network – Biosafety & Biosecurity Workshop (11/1/2019) - German Biosecurity Programme – German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity A two days Workshop on “Biosafety and Biosecurity in field studies and highly pathogenic rodent borne infections” took place from 9 -10 October 2019 at the Anti-Plague Station (APS) in Uralsk, organized by the “German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety” in collaboration with the APS Uralsk. The ...continue reading "German-Kazakh Network – Biosafety & Biosecurity Workshop"
GIBACHT – Berlin Workshop (8/27/2019) - The second workshop of the fifth GIBACHT (Global Partnership Initiated Academia for the Control of Health Threats)cohort took place at the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) in Berlin from 15-19 July 2019. The programme is led by the BNITM and implemented in partnership with the RKI, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and the African Field Epidemiology ...continue reading "GIBACHT – Berlin Workshop"
GIBACHT – Hamburg Workshop (6/18/2019) - The 18 fellows of the 2019 cohort of the GIBACHT programme (Global Partnership Initiated Academia for the Control of Health Threats) met at the BNITM for its first workshop from 8-12 April 2019. This training is part of the German Biosecurity Programme, funded by the Federal Foreign Office and led by BNITM with the partner ...continue reading "GIBACHT – Hamburg Workshop"