Welcome To Biological Hazard and Health Research Laboratory
Biological hazard and health research including the risk analysis of biohazards and their impacts on public health are highly demanding nationally and globally to achieve a part of the SDG. Academicians and scientists of the various departments are interested to establish and develop a standard laboratory for research on biological hazards at the University of Dhaka. From the national service point of view, the University authority has already set up a standard Covid-19 Testing Laboratory in the Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences (CARS) for analysis of the supplied clinical samples. It is important to upgrade and establish this laboratory to a Biological Hazard and Health Research (BHHR) Laboratory as a new entity in the interdisciplinary environment of CARS by enhancing the capacity building for analysis and research on various biological hazards from food, environment and clinical samples along with their impacts on human health that can also meet the current demand of the society. The Centre has been creating state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research facilities for the scientists and faculty members of various departments and institutes of the University to carry out advanced scientific researches. A number of Research Coordination Committees (RCCs) have been working in developing and strengthening the capacity of research laboratories of different areas with advanced facilities in the CARS. The BHHR Laboratory and its supporting staff will also help in training on conformity assessment for laboratory services. This laboratory will be established and managed in the CARS as a referral laboratory and centre of excellence for research following national and international guidelines. The management is required to provide the most appropriate organizational structure, technical supports and motivation of its implementation in quality services and research.
(a) To provide quality knowledge on biological hazards, conduct health research activities and services to the society by establishing the biohazard analysis capability.
(b) To develop comprehensive and appropriate technology with research approaches to biological hazards analysis and public health interventions.
(c) To enhance capacity building of the centre through installation and operation of standard scientific instruments and equipment along with personnel skill development for the analysis and research.
(d) To establish a referral laboratory and centre of excellence for analysis of biohazard.
(e) To collaborate with national and international laboratory and centre on food safety, biological hazard analysis, and heath interventions.
(a) Capacity building by developing quality infrastructure, installation of standard equipment and skilled human resources.
(b) Establishing standard biosafety and biosecurity management to operate the Laboratory activities.
(c) Assessment of biological hazards from food, environmental and clinical samples for research.
(d) Supporting the testing and analytical services of the supplied samples from different public and non-government organization at reasonable cost.
(e) Establishing standard operating procedure (SOP) for assessment, risk analysis, and research on the common, emerging and re-emerging biohazards following international guidelines.
(f) Research for developing biohazard risk management system for food, environment and public health.
(g) Collaboration with other government and non-government organizations for data processing and sharing in public interest point of view.
(h) Training on the conformity assessment of the laboratory services including testing, calibration, inspection and certification.
(i) Facilitating the scientists of the Centre and faculty members of different departments, institutes and research centre for research related to biological hazard risk analysis.
(j) Establishing the laboratory as a referral laboratory of the country and centre of excellence for research.
(k)Sample Collection, Processing and Testing
(i) Sample collection: The supplied samples for testing services will be conducted at reasonable cost in this Laboratory (Annex-A). However, clinical samples collection booth can be established at the University Medical Center for the students, teachers, Officers and staff of the University, and samples from different sources should be collected as per standard procedures.
(ii) Laboratory test parameters: A wide array of test samples will be analyzed in the BHHR scheme from the Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Virology and Molecular Multiplex disciplines, focusing on the detection, characterization and quantification of biological hazards (Annex-A).
7. Microwave oven
8. Autoclave machine
9. Magnetic stirrer