Biological safety

Dr. Frank Hänel

Phone: +49 3641 532-1145 Email:

The officer for biological safety is your contact person for questions regarding the handling of genetically engineered organisms (GVO) and natural organisms. He is in charge of assisting with applications of working in facilities equipped for the purpose of genetic engineering and advises on working in accordance with the German Law on the Prevention of Infections (Infektionsschutzgesetz - IfSG). In addition to this, he provides support on planning the redevelopment and new development of genetic engineering labs as well as on the procurement of assets and personal protection equipment. His support involves any requests for the implementation of the Genetic Engineering Law, especially with regard to risk assessment and monitoring of genetic engineering work.