Friday, May 3, 2019
Duke University’s Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL), primarily funded by the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, is used to perform basic and translational research to make drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to protect society from emerging infections and biothreats. The RBL is currently registered with the CDC Select Agent Program to perform laboratory and animal work at BSL3 and ABSL3 labs. The facility tour will include a discussion of current and future research activities including high-containment aerobiology, cell-sorting and in vivo imaging. Throughout the visit the RBL staff will share its approach to proper biosafety management, including training of personnel, required PPE, compliance monitoring, maintenance of the mechanical systems, annual validation of the high-containment areas, and more. For more information about the laboratory, see http://lemur.duke.edu
SPECIAL BONUS: The laboratory lecture and tour will be followed by a tour of the Duke Lemur Center, which houses nearly 250 individual animals across 21 species of prosimian primates. To register for this special half-day event, select it as an add on during the registration of either of the BSL3 Seminar Series Courses.
The cost for this class is $45.