The field of laboratory
BioRisk management constantly evolving with new concepts and
new technologies being developed every day. The number of biological threats
resulting from both outbreaks and bioterrorism is always increasing with
climatic and political changes. On the short run, it is important to identify
unknown threats and to help others understand, identify, and mitigate the risks
posed by unknown threats; a process that is not always efficient using
conventional molecular techniques. On the long term, it is important to
establish different strategies to unify the science of biorisk management at
the global scale especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This includes the
implementation of sound training programs, planned screening of natural
resources, and deployment of advanced microbial identification technologies in
the MENA region.
The Vision of the MENA BioRisk Management Training Division is to establish a
sustainable culture of biosafety and biosecurity in the Middle East and North
Africa. In addition, the MENA BRMTD aspires to become the training oasis that serves the societal needs
of Jordan and its neighbors in the MENA region, and that reduces threat to the international
community, and strengthens global health and security.
of the MENA BioRisk Management Training
Division is to:
Enable education of the MENA
laboratories and clinical practitioners.
Establish a nucleus for MENA
strategic partnership with developed countries partners, such as the US, UK and
Provide the required technical,
managerial and practical knowledge for people working in different fields of
biology, chemistry, healthcare, and medicine.
Enable the application of molecular
detection techniques to the myriad of diagnostic practice, preventive
epidemiology, and new biological threats facing Jordan and the MENA region.
Continuous development and execution
of biorisk management training courses for integration of safe and secure life
science practices in the MENA region.
Function as one technical platform
to strengthen the partnerships between Jordan, MENA countries and the different
The new building for MENA BRMTD is in the final renovation stage and expecting to be running this year. Funding and advisory efforts are attributed to collaborators from the USA, Canada and the UK. Special appreciation is kindly given to Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) for their continuous role in development and training of our staff.