EU CBRN CoE Projet 46 – Opening of the NLEs Workshop in Kuala Lumpur
The National Laboratory Experts (NLE) Workshop on Biorisk Management of Malaysia was successfully opened today at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The opening ceremony included welcome remarks by Dr. Lum Wan Liang.
The event is part of Phase 2 of the Regional Biorisk Expert Team (BET) training pathway designed and implemented in the framework of EU CBRN CoE Project 46 (European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative).
Dr. Azham Zulkharnain, Senior Lecturer at the Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Ms. TS Saraswathy Subramaniam, Senior Research officer and Biosafety Officer at the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), who were previously trained as BET trainers under the same project, will the training for the benefit of the 15 participants selected at the national level.
The workshop follows Phase 1 (Workshop I and Workshop II) of the project, where 16 delegates involved in the program from the participating South-East Asian countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, were trained as trainers in the field of Bio-Risk Management. The two BET trainers of Malaysia are now bringing their expertise gained through the project into practice.
The workshop will last two days (30-31 October) and it will include group lectures, exercises, and group discussions.