Infravec2 Secure Insectary Experimental Methods Course

04 Mar 2020

Interested in conducting secure insect infection studies with BSL2 and BSL3 pathogens? Infravec2 are running a five day workshop (29 June - 3 July) at The Pirbright Institute to train individuals on the planning, designing and conducting of such experiments. Nine spaces are available on the course, with registration, accommodation costs and a travel grant provided to all successful candidates. To find out more, or apply for a place on the course, visit

Course modules will include:

  • legal framework/consideration
  • principles of risk assessment
  • facility design and operation
  • insect rearing, infection and incubation
  • samples collection and processing
  • good experimental design

The application deadline is the 20 April 2020.

Images from the 2019 course