Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Guidelines

Bangladesh Biosafety and Biosecurity Guidelines for Handling and Disposal of Biohazardous Materials

The main intent of developing the guidelines was to generate a single document as a reference for developing safe facilities, managing biosafety and biosecurity program, and safely disposing biological waste. We looked for the best available guidelines like CDC/NIH, WHO guidelines, Canadian Biosafety Guidelines, Singapore Biosafety Guidelines for GMO, Arthropod Containment Guidelines of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, NIH recombinant DNA guidelines, and collected and adapted content of this guidelines following those standard documents. 

Core Committee:

(The Core Committee meetings were held on: 11 and 25 July 2015)

Professor Dr. Be-Nazir Ahmed, Director, Disease Control, Line Director, Communicable Disease Control, National Focal Point, International Health Regulations, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Professor Dr. Md. Anwar Hossain, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

Professor Dr. Sharif Akhtaruzzaman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka and National Advisor, National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory, Dhaka Medical College

Professor Dr. Rakha Hari Sarker, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Giasuddin, Laboratory in Charge, National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute; Savar, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Salimullah, Director General, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka

Dr. Asadulghani, Head, Biosafety and Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka

(Note: Affiliations are mentioned as of the date of the program.)

Major Contributors:

(Consultative workshops developing and reviewing the guidelines was organized on: 22 August 2015, 2 April 2016, and 24 September 2016)

Professor Dr. Md. Imdadul Hoque, Dean, Faculty of Biological Science, University of Dhaka

Professor Dr. Md. Anwar Hossain, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka

Professor Dr. Rakha Hari Sarker, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Professor Dr. Sharif Akhtaruzzaman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka and National Advisor, National Forensic DNA Profiling Laboratory, Dhaka Medical College

Professor Dr. AKM Shamsuzzaman, Director Disease Control and Line Director Communicable Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Services

Md. Solaiman Haider, Director (Planning), Deptment of Environment, Government of Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Salimullah, Director General, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Giasuddin, Laboratory in Charge, National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka

Dr. Latiful Bari, Principal Scientist, Center for Advanced Research in Sciences, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Dr. Chandan K. Roy, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbagh, Dhaka

Professor Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam, Department of Biotechnology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Dr. Zhahirul Islam, Associate Scientist, Enteric Microbiology Laboratory, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka

Dr. Aminul Islam, Associate Scientist, Food Microbiology Laboratory, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Mohakhali, Dhaka

Dr. Abdul Khaleque, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka

Dr. Kazi Nadim Hasan, Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Khandaker Shadia, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Ibrahim Medical College Hospital 

Dr. Md. Hossain Sohrab, Senior scientific Officer, Chemical Research Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka

Professor Dr. Md. Nazibur Rahman, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka

Dr. Monira Pervin, Associate Professor, Department of Virology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka

Professor Dr. A.H.M. Nurun Nabi, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Dr. Munawar Sultana, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Professor Dr. Md. Reazul Islam, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 

Brigadier General (Dr) Md. Saidur Rahman, Director, Kurmitoral General Hospital, Dhaka

Lt. Col. (Dr) Abdullah-Al-Baki, Assistant Professor, Armed Forces Medical School, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka

Lt. Col. (Dr) Jamal Pasha Choudhury, Classified Specialist in Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka

Dr. Nikhat Ara, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control, Appolo Hospital, Dhaka

Dr. Abdul Jabbar Shikdar, Principal Scientific Officer, Field Disease Investigation Laboratory, Department of Livestock Services, Barisal

Dr. Md. Ziaul Amin, Associate Professor Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore

Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, university of Chittagong

Dr. Muhammad Ali Siddiquee, Chief Scientific Officer and Head, Grain Quality and Nutrition Division, BRRI, Gazipur, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Al-Amin, Scientific Officer, Central Disease Investigation Laboratory, Dhaka

Dr. Forhadul Alam, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Livestock Services, Dhaka

Dr. Shamim Ahmed, Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet

Dr. Sharmina Aftab, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi

Dr. Khondokar Nasirujjaman, Associate Professor, Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi

Dr. Mohammad Showkat Mahmud, Senior Scientific Officer, Research on Foot and Mouth Disease and Peste des Petits Ruminant in Bangladesh, Animal Health Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka

Dr. Afroza Akhter Sweety, Lecturer, Department of Virology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

Dr. Fahmida Khanam, Assistant Professor, Department of Virology, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dhaka

Dr. Jabin Akhter , Assistant surgeon, Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease, Fouzderhat, Chittagong

Dr. Hafiza Sultana, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur

Dr. Atiar Rahman, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, University of Chittagong, Chittagong

Dr. Salma Ahmed, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh

Dr. M.M. Daulatana, Deputy Director, Livestock Medicine store, Kazi Alauddin Road, Dhaka

Sardar Tanzir Hossain, Challenge Tuberculosis, Bangladesh Management Sciences for Health

Dr. Md Aminul Islam, Upazilla Live Stock Officer, Feni, Department of Livestock Services

Professor Dr. Md. Hasibur Rahman, Microbiology Department, Jahangirnagar University

Professor Dr. Md. Ariful Islam, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Professor Dr. Reza Md Shahjahan, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka

Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim, Scientific Office, Animal Health Research Division, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Rubena Haque, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Sadequl Islam, Deputy Director, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi

Professor Dr. Abdul Ahad, Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong

Dr. Md. Sadequl Islam, Assistant Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy and Histology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh science and Technology University, Dinajpur

Professor Dr. Md. Aktar Hossain, Department of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Chittagong

Mr. Keshob Chandra Das, Senior Scientific Officer and Head, Molecular Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka

Dr. A.K.M Mostafa Anowar, Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Public Health, Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Patuakhali Science and Technology University (Barisal Campus), Khanpura, Babugonj, Barisal

Dr. Md. Rakibul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Arifur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, TMSS Medical College, Bogra

Dr. Mohammad Hafizur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Khaled Hossain, Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur

Mr. Md. Kamal Uddin, Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Abdul Alim Al-Bari, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi

Dr. Nasima Pervin, Bacteriologist and Government Analyst, National Control Laboratory, Directorate General of Drug Administration, Mohakhali, Dhaka

Dr. Syed Ahmed Abdullah, Lecturer, Dental Unit, Department of Microbiology, Shaheed Sohrawardi Medical College, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Afazuddin Miah, Department of Livestock Services, Deputy Curator, Bangladesh National Zoo, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam, Upazila Livestock Officer, Department of Livestock Services,  On deputation- Public Health Section, Livestock Research Institute, Mohakhali, Dhaka

Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka

Dr. Md. Iqbal Kabir Jahid, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore

Dr. K.H.M. Nazmul Hussain Nazir, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh

Dr. Sahida Abedin, Lecturer, Department of Virology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh

Dr. Syeda Anjuman Nasreen, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Jamalpur Medical College

Dr. Tasnim Farzana, Principal Scientific Officer, Institute of Food Science and Technology, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Morshed Alam, Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry, National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

Professor Dr. Md. Morsaline Billah, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Khulna University

Dr. Mohammad Sahedrur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Mr. Abu Hashem, Senior Scientific Officer and Head, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka

(Note: Affiliations are mentioned as of the date of the program.)