Global Partnership Initiated Biosecurity Academia for Controlling Health Threats (GIBACHT)
Global Partnership Initiated Biosecurity Academiafor Controlling Health Threats(GIBACHT)
Fellows of the third cohort during the first workshop in Hamburg, April 2017

Next cohort 2019

Programme structure


Three one-week workshops will be held in Hamburg, Berlin, and Kampala. The courses will be complemented by structured e-learning modules covering relevant topics. After successful completion of the programme, the fellows will be granted six European credit transfer system (ECTS) points from the University of Basel. To achieve this, they are required to:

  • Participate successfully in eight obligatory e-learning modules, which will be made accessible
    from 1 – 31 January 2019 (around 10h student investment time, in total) and which will be
    graded; the best 16-18 fellows will be accepted into the full programme.
  • Participate successfully in 12 more eLearning modules, which will be made available from 25
    February to 5 April 2019 (about 16h of student investment time).
  • Participate in the introductory workshop from 8-12 April 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Participate in the second workshop with a main focus on real-time simulation of biological
    incidents from 15-19 July 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
  • Participate in the final face-to-face workshop with field-testing of developed case studies from
    14-18 October 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Complete additional distance-based group work (during and in between workshops) concerning
    the development of case studies (around 80h student investment time, i.e. (~8h/month).
  • Conduct a biosafety/biosecurity training in their home institutions between the first and the
    second workshop (scientific exchange).


The programme budget covers economy-class flights, visa fees and accommodation. Daily meals are provided; no daily allowances (per diems) will be paid. There are no tuition fees.




Please see the details of the application procedure in the sectiuon "Requirements, application and selection".


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Dr. Norbert Schwarz

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