The working team of Sumy State University including the representatives of the Department of Hygiene and Ecology with the Course of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology of SSU Medical Institute has begun to implement the project called ‘The improvement of biological safety in SSU bacteriological laboratory.’

In framework of this project a new curriculum meeting the standards of World Health Organization for laboratory staff and students having access to the laboratory shall be developed. In particular, it is planned to develop specific Protocols for emergencies and renew technical equipment in laboratory by making modern offices on biological safety.

According to the Head of the Department of Hygiene and Ecology with the Course of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology of SSU Medical Institute Maksym Pogorielov, who is chief executor of the project, this development makes it possible not only to increase the level of safety in biological laboratory, but also to enhance the ability of the Department to conduct scientific research, and use the gained experience for applying other international programs.

SSU Vice-rector for scientific work Anatoliy Chornous has noted, that the improvement of material and technical base of the laboratory, being a part of the Center ‘ECOMEDHIM,’ will improve the quality of scientific and diagnostic services for health care institutions and the population of the city and the region.

Thу Head of the International Affairs Office Kostyantyn Kyrychenko says, that this project is a great example of fruitful cooperation between our University and American Councils and science foundations aimed at supporting research activity and developing academic mobility in SSU.’

According to the project results it is planned to further the use of the developed materials on biosafety and biosecurity for the training of medical students who will have the authorized access to the lab. Prepared trainings and materials, including textbook on biosafety, will be used for training of laboratory staff of medical institutions of the city and the region.

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