bsl

About Us

About Us

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) core facility is the fully integrated high containment laboratory of the National University of Singapore and the National University Health System. Located at the Centre for Translational Medicine, the lab is headed by Associate Professor Thomas Dick. It ensures a 650m2 state-of-the-art environment for carrying out in vitro and small animal in vivo work on viruses, bacteria, fungi and toxins, such as biological agents and toxins regulated by the Biological Agents and Toxins Act, Ministry of Health, Singapore, schedules 1 and 5.

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Vision

To be a leading global centre of excellence for high-containment infectious disease translational research.


Mission

  • To provide a state-of-the-art BSL-3/ABSL-3 environment for researchers and clinicians at NUS and NUHS
  • To train laboratory users in the safe handling of biological agents and toxins
  • To ensure regulatory compliance
  • To promote biosafety/biosecurity through continuous education
  • To promote collaborations between basic scientists and clinicians
  • To stimulate development of new diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines and high-impact basic and public health research

bsl facility staff

Partners

  • National University of Singapore
  • National University Health System
  • National Medical Research Council, Singapore
  • Ministry of Health, Singapore