The Sri Lanka college of Microbiologists has obtained " Association Membership" of the A-PBA .
A-PBA was formed on 22 Feb 2005 and is already representing over 800 practicing biosafety professionals from countries and regions across the Asia Pacific and beyond namely (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Hong Kong China, Macau China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Zambia)
This professional association was formed to congregate practitioners of biological safety for the promotion of Biosafety and Biosecurity and to facilitate the sharing of information through:
Biorisk trainings and conferences in the region.
The formation of the National Biosafety Association (NA) and Country Working Groups CWG.
National, regional and international collaborations and partnerships.
Technical collaboration activates with various stake holders
A-PBA, an affiliation of International Federation of Biosafety Association (IFBA) and American Biosafety Association (ABSA), leverage on the existing regional pool of biosafety professionals, partnership with the regional NA and CWG, international agencies to help build and spread biosafety and biosecurity capability and capacity in the Asia-Pacific region.
For More information on the A-PBA , visit the website