About A-PBA

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A-PBA, an affiliation of International Federation of Biosafety Association (IFBA) and American Biosafety Association (ABSA),
leverage on the existing regional pool of biosafety professionals

A-PBA was formed on 22 Feb 2005 and is already representing over 800 practicing biosafety professionals from countries and regions across the Asia Pacific and beyond namely (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Hong Kong China, Macau China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Zambia)

This professional association was formed to congregate practitioners of biological safety for the promotion of Biosafety and Biosecurity and to facilitate the sharing of information through:

Biorisk trainings and
conferences in the region.

The formation of the National Biosafety Association (NA) and Country Working Groups CWG.

National, regional and international collaborations and partnerships.

Technical collaboration activates with various stake holders

Vision
Sustainable Biosafety and Biosecurity in the Asia-Pacific Region

Mission 
To advance biological safety and security knowledge and sustainable practices in the Asia Pacific Region

Goal
To provide a professional forum that represents the regional interests and needs of biological safety practitioners and to provide a platform promoting constructive dialogue between the scientific community, governments, civil society, and the private sector

Our Objectives

To enhance recognition and endorsement of APBA as credible and competent implementing partner in strengthening biosafety and biosecurity standards and best practices.

To advocate biosafety and biocontainment technology as a credible profession and enhance recognition that those who work with biological materials should be skilled and competent in biosafety standards and best practices.

To target key international public health initiatives to ensure they include biosafety and biosecurity priorities, resources and agendas for action that enhance sustainable biosafety capacity among medical laboratory technicians and scientists.

To promote and develop National Biosafety Associations (NA) and Country Biosafety Working Groups (CWG) and fully integrate NAs and CWGs into APBA.

To educate key governmental, political, public and private stakeholders on the need to strengthen sustainable biosafety practices and laboratory infrastructure/equipment using practical risk-based solutions that can be operated and maintained in a safe and secure manner using local resources.

A-PBA Commitee Members

A-PBA Executive Council

Committee Members

Honanrary Members

A-PBA Executive Council

PRESIDENT
 
Ms T.S.Saraswathy Subramaniam
 
Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer
 
Genetic modification Advisoty Committee, Malaysia
VICE-PRESIDENT
Dr. Viji Vijayan
Dean(Assistant)
Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
SECRETARY
Dr. Irma Makalinao
Professor 12 and Special Assistant to the Dean
University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine
ASSISTANT-SECRETARY
Dr. Lim Yang Mooi
Professor
Department of Pre-Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
TREASURER
Dr. Chua Teck Mean
Biosafety Consultant
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore

PRESIDENT

Ms T.S.Saraswathy Subramaniam

Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer

Genetic modification Advisoty Committee, Malaysia

PRESIDENT

Ms T.S.Saraswathy Subramaniam

Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer

Genetic modification Advisoty Committee, Malaysia

PRESIDENT

Ms T.S.Saraswathy Subramaniam

Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer

Genetic modification Advisoty Committee, Malaysia

PRESIDENT

Ms T.S.Saraswathy Subramaniam

Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer

Genetic modification Advisoty Committee, Malaysia

PRESIDENT

Ms T.S.Saraswathy Subramaniam

Biosafety & Biosecurity Officer

Genetic modification Advisoty Committee, Malaysia

APBA Collaborating Partners

APBA is evolving and will continue to stay relevant serving the Asia-Pacific Region and be an active partner of the international
biosafety community at the same time.

International, Regional & National Capability Development Partners