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The Biological Safety Section provides general surveillance over activities involving biohazardous agents, monitors and reviews the performance and maintenance of containment systems, provides consulting services on aspects of biological safety and provides guidance and assistance concerning the packaging and shipping of biohazardous agents.

Mark Heise, PhD, is an assistant professor of medicine and a principal investigator with the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina. Mark is a graduate of St. Olaf College, with a PhD from Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine and post-doc work at the University of North Carolina.

Recent News

Coronavirus Biosafety Guidance for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Research

June 17, 2020

The purpose of this document is to provide a reference framework on laboratory biosafety related to research with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and clinical specimens from patients that may originate from COVID-19 patients.

Categories: Biological Safety News

Biosafety Month 2019 National Biosafety Month 2019

October 28, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to demonstrate a commitment to the responsible and safe conduct of research by joining institutions across the globe in observing National Biosafety Month this October through November.

Categories: Biological Safety News

Garry Coulson What We Do: Biological Safety

February 27, 2019

This profile of our Environment, Health and Safety biological safety team is part of a fuller story from F&O’s “On the Go” newsletter, February 2019.

Categories: Biological Safety News, Staff News