• Training Scope
    CBRN COE Project 53: Training carried out in the National Centre for Zoonotic Diseases NCZD, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    28 september 2018

    The training ‘Principles, Practices & Interpretation of Molecular Diagnosis of Especially Dangerous Pathogens’, took place at the National Centre for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD), in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia between September 26th and 28th 2018. This, predominantly laboratory based training forms part of Project 53 of the EU CBRN Centers of Excellence initiative, supported by the European Union. Eight participants from a range of institutions with laboratories working with biological material (Clinical mic...

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  • Legal Scope
    Press release – Publication of CAP-CIMIC Report – 19 September 2018
    20 september 2018

    The EU CBRN CoE Project 53 Consortium is pleased to release its report on Emergency Response Planning in Central Asia: Common Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation. The report analyses the national and transnational emergency intervention schemes focusing on biological events, which incorporate the modi operandi of Common Alert Protocol (CAP) and Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) for the Project 53 partner countries Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It´s resul...

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    Official ceremony for handover of laboratory equipment carried out by the EU funded Project 53 of the EU CBRN CoE Initiative
    14 september 2018

    Under the EU funded Project 53 (P53) of the EU Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and risk mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), a ceremony for the handover of laboratory equipment was conducted on 14 September 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The ceremony was organized by Project 53 Implementation Unit in close cooperation with Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia. In 2016 Mongolia became partner country of the EU CBRN CoE P53, which is titled ‘Strengthening the National...

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    ISTC and Mongolia enjoy fruitful cooperation
    12 september 2018

    On 27th August 2018 the Mongolian Ambassador in Astana, H.E. Mr. Luvsan Battulga visited the ISTC Main Office to discuss with the Executive Director David Cleave the collaborations on topics of common interest and the prospects for further and more structured cooperation between Mongolia and ISTC. The meeting was a continuation of the regular dialogue between the Mongolian Embassy and the ISTC Secretariat.The two interlocutors noted with satisfaction the record of regional projects in Central Asia in which Mongolia ...

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  • Training Scope
    EU CBRN CoE Project 53 supports the Afghan Government in the rehabilitation and equipment of the Training Centre of the Afghanistan National Public Health Institute (ANPHI)
    10 september 2018

    In the framework of the European Union's CBRN Centers of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), Project 53 (P53) is supporting the Government of Afghanistan and it´s Ministry of Public Health with an ambitious program designed to institutionalize Bio-safety and Bio-security programs in Afghanistan and improve capacity of Afghan scientists from Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVDRL) and Afghanistan Atomic Energy High Commission (AAEHC).  Additionally,...

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    P53, together with the European Union Delegation to the UN in Geneva, co-organized a side event at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts last 13 August
    13 august 2018

    On 13 August in Geneva, EU CBRN CoE Project 53 (P53) co-organized a side event together with the European Union at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts-3 “Strengthening National Implementation”. Titled ‘EU Legislative Assistance in BTWC Implementation’, the side event was opened by Anne KEMPPAINEN, Minister Counsellor, Head of the Political Section for Disarmament and Non-proliferation, EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva. It covered two EU legislative assistance instrumen...

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    An abstract about Project 53 activities was published in the South Kazakhstan Medical Academy Republican Journal “Vestnik” 2018.
    31 jule 2018

    The South Kazakhstan Medical Academy Republican Scientific Journal “ Vestnik” recently published the abstract titled "Experience of BS&S experts´ training in the framework of the Project 53", authored by Prof. Andrey Dmitrovskiy (Kazakh National Medical University& National Centre for Biotechnology, Almaty branch), Prof. Lyazzat Yeraliyeva (Kazakh National Medical University), Prof. Ravilya Yegemberdiyeva, (Kazakh National Medical University) Prof. Seidigapbar Mamadaliyev (Nationa...

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  • Training Scope
    Project 53 supports biosafety and biosecurity training seminars conducted in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in July 2018
    27 jule 2018

    During July 9-11, July 12-13, July 23-25, and July 26-27, 2018, the Tajikistan Virology Laboratory of the Research Institute of Preventive Medicine successfully conducted four training seminars titled “Principles, practice and interpretation of PCR method in diagnostics of especially dangerous pathogens” and “Principles, practice and interpretation of ELISA method in diagnostics of especially dangerous pathogens”. The trainings were provided in the framework of EU CBRN COE Project 53. In tota...

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    Project 53, Ministry of Public Health and Central Public Health Laboratories of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan conducted biosafety trainings
    23 june 2018

    Under the scope of the European Union Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE) Project 53 (P53) the Ministry of Public Health, Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan conducted a training on “Fundamentals of Bio-safety and Spill treatment” last 22-23 June 2018. The participants of the training were technical heads of regional level laboratories, biosafety managers, department heads of the CPHL and ...

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    Project 53 Training-seminar carried out at the Laboratory of the Tajik Research Institute of Preventive Medicine, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    14 june 2018

    The seminar took place at the Virology Laboratory of the Tajik Research Institute of Preventive Medicine, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on June 11 to 15, 2018. Six specialists from various medical and veterinary labs received a course entitled “Principles, Practices & Interpretation of Molecular Diagnosis of EDPs for Trainers”. The course was a follow up of the successful “train the trainers” seminars carried out by Project 53 during the last year, in which EU Team of Experts would train the p...

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    “Biosafety and biosecurity" Training-seminars were organized in Mongolia under the P53 project
    13 june 2018

    As a Member of the United Nations, Mongolia ratified the ‘Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety’ in 1972 and ratified the Biological Weapons Convention, as an outcome, the Government founded the National Biosafety Committee (NBC). The NBC has been operating under the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism to reduce the risk of biological contingency threats, improve disaster prevention, preparedness, and post-disaster management. It also works to strengthen the national legal environment to address comple...

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    Project 53 activities included in the proceedings of the International Symposium "Astana Biotech 2018"
    12 june 2018

    The abstract titled "Experience of BS&S experts´ training in the framework of the Project 53" was presented on the 12-13 of June 2018 during the International Symposium Astana Biotech 2018.   It describes the successful activities carried out by Project 53 in the field of biosafety and biosecurity (BS&S) in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Project 53 is funded by the European Union's CBRN Centres of Excellence Initiative, and is implemented in Central Asia by the International Scie...

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    “Biosafety and biosecurity" Training-seminars were organized under the P53 project in Mongolia
    09 june 2018

      As a Member of the United Nations, Mongolia ratified the ‘Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety’ in 1972 and ratified the Biological Weapons Convention, and founded the National Biosafety Committee (hereinafter ‘NBC’). The NBC has been operating under the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, but still necessary to reduce the risk of biological contingency threats, prevention, preparedness, and post-disaster management issues, It is necessary to strengthen the national legal enviro...

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  • Legal Scope
    MONGOLIAN CAC (CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION) AND IHR (INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS) WORKING GROUPS EXPERTS STARTED LEGISLATIVE ASSESSMENTS UNDER THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT 53
    22 may 2018

    CAC working group experts in Mongolia has started legislative assessment of local legislation in comparison to the Codex Alimentarius under the work package 1 of the Project 53. An introductory meeting was organized on 13th of April by the Mongolian Project 53 Implementation Unit (PIU) to brief experts about this activity. The meeting was attended and supervised by Mr. Batsuuri, Head of the Mongolian CAC working group. Prior this meeting, PIU also organized a series of activities related to the implementation of ...

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  • Training Scope
    European Union project trains the trainers in Central Asia on biosafety and biosecurity
    05 may 2018

    As a successful outcome of the “Biosafety & Biosecurity in Central Asian Countries – Train the Trainer” Course, financed by the European Union´s CBRN Centers of Excellence Project 53, professors in several Kazakhstan Universities are providing their students with advanced biosafety and biosecurity courses. This Train the Trainers activity was carried out by a renowned European team of experts composed of Prof. Christopher H. Logue and Dr. Suzanna Lewis of PHE and Dr. Ingmar Janse of RIVM....

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    EU funded awareness raising meeting on biosafety and biosecurity conducted in Islamabad
    03 may 2018

    Islamabad, 10 April, 2018: Under the EU funded Project 53 (P53) of the EU Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and risk mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), an awareness raising meeting on Biosafety and Biosecurity issues for Pakistan was conducted on 9-10 April 2018, Islamabad. The meeting was organized in close cooperation between the EU team of implementers (ISTC, SCJS, PHE, VERTIC and RIVM), the Pakistan National Institute of Health and the EU Delegation to Pakistan. In 2017 Pakistan...

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    THE EUROPEAN UNION CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE PROJECT 53 TRAINS 62 MEDICAL DOCTORS OF THE JAMBYL REGION, KAZAKHSTAN
    26 april 2018

    The CBRN Centres of Excellence Risk Mitigation Project 53, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC), in coordination with the National Center of Biotechnology, carried out a training workshop on biosafety risk management at the Regional Blood Center Building, in Taraz city on April 26 and 29, 2018. During the workshop 62 doctors from Taraz City and other districts of the Jambyl region were trained in advanced biosafety techniques, such as: proper use o...

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    “Biosafety and Biosecurity" training provided to Mongolian Experts under the European Union CBRN Centers of Excellence Initiative Project 53
    23 april 2018

    The Mongolian Government’s National Biosafety Committee (NBC) organized two training-workshops on "Biosafety and Biosecurity" for policy experts and decision makers, as part of the European Union funded Project 53 (P53) of the EU CBRN Centers of Excellence Initiative, whose implementation is led by the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC). Further training workshops for decision-makers and laboratory professionals are planned by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of Project 53 in Mon...

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  • Training Scope
    Training carried out in the Central Reference Laboratory (CRL) of Almaty, Kazakhstan
    18 april 2018

    The training “Molecular diagnosis of EDPs by Real-Time PCR in samples processed using a Flexible Film Isolator (FFI)”, took place April 18 to 20, 2018 in the CRL, Almaty, Kazakhstan The three days training was a follow up of the successful “train the trainers” seminars carried out by Project 53 during the last year, in which EU team of  experts would train the persons in charge of carrying out trainings in their respective countries. Project 53 is implemented by the International Scie...

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  • Meetings
    Project 53 was presented at the Open day event of The Ministry of Environment and Tourism Of Mongolia
    29 march 2018

    The Project 53 was presented at the Open Day event organized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) of Mongolia during 14-21 March 2018. The event was organized to promote the implementation of the Government Action Program and to advertise the policy and activities of the Minister of Environment and Tourism and to register citizen’s initiatives and complaints for future improvement in this field. This open event lasted for seven days throughout the country, and MET departments, ass...

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    CBRN COE Project 53: Biosafety and Biosecurity Train the Trainers Course for Delegates from Afghanistan takes place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
    12 december 2017

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan The fourth Project 53 “Biosafety & Biosecurity: Train the Trainer Course”, hosted at the Regional Tajikistan and Afghanistan Biosafety Training Centre, has been completed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Prof. Christopher H. Logue from Public Health England (PHE) led the training, supported by fellow Biosafety and Biosecurity experts from RIVM in the Netherlands. The team were assisted by local biosafety trainers. The Afghan trainees, pictured above with Project 53 experts and t...

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    CBRN COE Project 53: Biosafety and Biosecurity Train the Trainers Course for Mongolian Experts takes place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
    05 december 2017

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Under the EU funded Project 53, 12 Mongolian experts attended training on biosafety and biosecurity at the Republic Center for Quarantine of Highly Dangerous Pathogens in Bishkek.  The training course was delivered by Project 53 key expert Prof. Christopher H. Logue supported by fellow experts from Public Health England (United Kingdom) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM the Netherlands). The training modules focused on safe and secure working with d...

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  • Legal Scope
    Progress achieved under Work package 1 – Emergency Planning Scope
    27 november 2017

    Project 53 activities have also turned to preparedness, response and mitigation of biological emergencies. Consortium member VERTIC is preparing a report on possible regional emergency intervention schemes for biological events, focusing on the key operating principles and practices of the Common Alert Protocol (CAP) and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC). CAP is an international communication standards for public warning, designed to work for a broad range of hazards and to connect to different media, from radios a...

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  • Training Scope
    Second “Biosafety & Biosecurity: Train the Trainer Course” for Uzbekistan
    24 november 2017

    Newly trained Biosafety & Biosecurity trainers will deliver Biosafety & Biosecurity training in Uzbekistan  over the coming six months. The Second “Biosafety & Biosecurity: Train the Trainer Course” was successfully delivered by PHE and RIVM under project 53. Twelve trainees were selected to participate from a range of Institutes within Uzbekistan. This training course followed on from the previous week of training of Kazakh trainees, the training was again hosted at the Asfendiyarov ...

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    Biosafety and Biosecurity training Kyrgyzstan November 13-17, 2017
    13 november 2017

    Within the Centres of Excellence Project 53 a prime activity is the provision of specialized training on biosafety and biosecurity in central Asian countries. Dedicated Train the Trainer modules were given to 14 carefully selected experts from Kyrgyzstan between 13-17 of November at the Kyrgyz Republic Center for Quarantine of Highly Dangerous Pathogens in Bishkek. The trainings were conducted by prof. Christopher H. Logue and mrs. Amber Lansley from Public Health England (United Kingdom) and dr. Mark van Passe...

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  • Meetings
    The second EU CBRN CoE Project 53 Regional Meeting took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2 – 3 November 2017.
    11 november 2017

    PRESS RELEASE On 2 – 3 November 2017 the 2nd regional meeting of the EU-funded CBRN Centres of Excellence project 53 (P53) was conducted in Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan. The meeting provided a platform for discussions on greater regional cooperation between participating countries and with international programs on biosafety and biosecurity issues, such as training of experts, harmonization of legislation, emergency response cooperation.  Delegations from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan...

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  • Training Scope
    CBRN COE Project 53: Biosafety and Biosecurity Train the Trainers Course takes place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    16 october 2017

    October 16th to 20th Dushanbe, Tajikistan   The third Project 53 “Biosafety & Biosecurity: Train the Trainer Course” has been delivered in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. This third of six, week-long training courses in Central Asia was the first of two to be hosted at the Regional Tajikistan and Afghanistan Biosafety Training Centre. Prof. Christopher H. Logue from Public Health England (PHE) led the training, supported by fellow Biosafety and Biosecurity experts from PHE and RIVM. The team w...

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  • Training Scope
    First Project 53 Biosafety & Biosecurity: Train the Trainer Course delivered in Kazakhstan.
    02 october 2017

    Twelve newly trained and talented Biosafety & Biosecurity trainers will deliver the course in their respective institutes over the coming six months. The first Project 53 “Biosafety & Biosecurity: Train the Trainer Course” has been completed in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This first of six, week-long training courses in Central Asia ran from October 2nd to 6th and was hosted at the Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (KazNMU). Prof Christopher H Logue from Public Health Englan...

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    Project 53 Biosafety & Biosecurity training provided to students, Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
    02 october 2017

    In accordance with the purposes and objectives of the EU funded CBRN CoE Project 53 and as a consequence and continuation of Train-the-Trainer workshop that was provided to Kazakh experts on 2 – 6 October 2017, newly trained trainers from the Kazakh National Medical University, Prof. Andrey Dmitrovskiy, Prof. Ravilya Yegemberdiyeva and Prof. Lyazzat Yeraliyeva conducted Biosafety&security trainings for 3 groups of 5th year students of the specialty General medicine (19 students) within course on infectious...

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: The second EU CBRN CoE Project 53 Regional Meeting will take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2 – 3 November 2017
    15 september 2017

    Regional Meeting “STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING ON BIO-SAFETY AND BIO-SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES (EU CBRN CoE Project 53)” 2 – 3 November 2017, Tashkent, Uzbekistan ANNOUNCEMENT: The second EU CBRN CoE Project 53 Regional Meeting will take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2 – 3 November 2017. The event is meant to strengthen regional cooperation on biosafety and biosecurity issues among Project 53 (P53) partner countrie...

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  • Training Scope
    WP5 Train the Trainer Training
    13 september 2017

    An exciting training programme developed by the Novel and Dangerous Pathogens Training team from Public Health England in the UK, supported by the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence project 53 “ ‘Strengthening the National Legal Framework and Provision of Specialized Training on Bio-Safety and Bio-Security in Central Asian Countries’” will take place this Autumn. This will see the implementation of this biosafety and biosecurity training phase of project 53 with aims of engaging an expanding netw...

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  • Legal Scope
    Work Package 1 – Developed IHR and Codex Alimentarius Legislative Assessment Tools under review by NTEs
    14 august 2017

    Work Package 1 – in the project “Strengthening the National Legal Framework and Provision of Specialized Training on Bio-Safety and Bio-Security in Central Asian Countries (CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 53)” – focuses on assessment and revision of national legislations and best practices in the area of biosafety and biosecurity, and, harmonization with the appropriate international regulations such as International Health Regulations (IHR), Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) ...

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    ISTC congratulates the EU on Europe Days in Kazakhstan, participates in the Europe Projects Fair
    31 may 2017

    On 31 May 2017 in the framework of the Europe Day celebration a European classical music concert and EU Projects Fair were held in Astana. The annual event aimed to promote European values and to send a message of friendship and cooperation to the numerous friends of Europe in Kazakhstan.  Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, and Kazakhstan Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko delivered welcoming speeches. “This is a significant month”, said Ambassador Hriste...

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    The ISTC will present EU CBRN CoE Project 53 at the EU Projects Fair on 31 May 2017 of the European Union Day event
    30 may 2017

    The ISTC will present EU CBRN CoE Project 53 at the EU Projects Fair on 31 May 2017 of the European Union Day event. For additional information about the event, please see the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EUinKZ/videos/1485376674886232/

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    Newly EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off regionally in Central Asia
    15 february 2017

    PRESS RELEASE Newly EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off regionally in Central Asia On 2 – 3 February 2017 the regional kick-off meeting of the EU-funded CBRN Centres of Excellence project 53 (P53), worth 5 million euros, was conducted in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The event was co-organized by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE). The meeting aim was to provide a platf...

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    A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off for Mongolia
    15 february 2017

    PRESS RELEASE A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off for Mongolia On 26 – 27 January 2017 the Mongolian national kick-off meeting of a EU-funded project worth 5 million euros was successfully conducted in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The event was co-organized by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE) and Mongolian Governmental partners. The meeting was opened by Mr. Ts. Batb...

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    A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity meeting for Kazakhstan
    30 january 2017

    PRESS RELEASE A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity meeting for Kazakhstan On 30 January 2017, an informative meeting of a EU-funded project worth 5 million euros was successfully conducted in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The event was organized by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) with the aim to invite Republic of Kazakhstan to join the implementation of the project. The meeting was opened by Mr. A. Turebaev, Deputy Executive Director, and Mr. Visser, P53-project manage...

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    International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) meets with Mongolian stakeholders to discuss potential participation in EU CBRN CoE Project 53
    11 october 2016

    On 11 October 2016 ISTC representatives, Dr Hendrik Visser and Dr Graeme Frith met with various Mongolian stakeholders to discuss potential participation of Mongolia in EU funded Project 53 of the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Initiative.  The meeting was hosted by the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Committee on Biosafety which is under the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.   The objective of the meeting was to explore further avenues of cooperation between Mongolia, ISTC ...

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    A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off for Tajikistan.
    28 september 2016

    PRESS RELEASE A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off for Tajikistan. On 28-29 September 2016 the Tajik national kick-off meeting of a EU-funded project worth 5 million euros was successfully conducted in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The event was co-organized by the implementer ISTC, the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE) and Tajik Governmental partners. The meeting was opened by Dr. Sufiev, head of section Licensing and Control of the A...

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    A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off for Afghanistan.
    26 september 2016

    PRESS RELEASE A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off for Afghanistan. On 26-27 September 2016 the Afghan national kick-off meeting of a EU-funded project worth 5 million euros was successfully conducted in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The event was co-organized by the implementer ISTC, the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE) and Afghan Governmental partners. The meeting was opened by Dr. Noormal, Director General of the Afghanistan Nation...

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    A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off in Tashkent.
    22 september 2016

    PRESS RELEASE A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off in Tashkent. On 22-23 September 2016 the Uzbek national kick-off meeting of a EU-funded project worth 5 million euros was successfully conducted in Tashkent. The event was co-organized by the implementer ISTC, the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE) and Uzbek Governmental partners. The meeting was opened by Mr. Gulyamov, head of the State Inspection Sanoatgeokontekhnazorat, Mr. M...

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    A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off in Bishkek.
    19 september 2016

    PRESS RELEASE A new EU-funded project on biosafety and biosecurity kicks-off in Bishkek. On 19-20 September 2016 the Kyrgyz national kick-off meeting of a EU-funded project worth 5 million euros was successfully conducted in Bishkek. The event was co-organized by the implementer ISTC, the EU Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Initiative (CBRN CoE) and Kyrgyz Governmental partners. The meeting was opened by Mr. Tolongutov, Director of the Center of State Regulation of the Envir...

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    The ISTC participates in European Union (EU) Day event
    19 may 2016

    On Thursday, 19th May 2016, the ISTC participated at the EU Day event, held in the Congress Hall, Astana (Kazakhstan) and presented details of the EU-financed Project 53, which aims to strengthen the legal framework and training on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Central Asian countries.  In attendance were H.E. Mukhtar Tleuberdi (First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan), H.E. Traian Hristea (Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan) and Mr Kamen Velichkov (Minister Plenip...

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    The ISTC representative participated at the Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life-Science Research in Islamabad, Pakistan on 26th of April 2016
    26 april 2016

    The ISTC Secretariat was invited to present at the "Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life-Science Research" in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 26th, 2016. The 3-day workshop was co-organised by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (IESCO) and the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). The event was targeted at University-level students and researchers actively involved in bio...

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