The Biosafety Association for Central Asia and Caucasus (BACAC) is an ABSA Affiliate now!!! Congratulations!!!

The Regional ISTC/BACAC CCHFV/Ebola Capacity Building Training Seminar for Leading and Young Scientists will be held on September 19 – 23, 2016 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The training seminar on biosafety and biosecurity will be organized jointly by ISTC ( and BACAC ( and is aimed to train specialists, including young professionals, who work with particularly dangerous pathogens in BACAC member countries. The focus will be on especially dangerous infections such as Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Zika virus and Ebola.

Five days of training sessions will include practical exercises, lectures, training seminars from the leading experts and specialists from BACAC, UK and WHO. Specialists from all BACAC countries and from some neighbor countries (i.e. Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) will develop the common position and work out joint actions on localization of possible viral infection foci and prevention of its spread.

This event is intended to strengthen cooperation between different countries in terms of emerging and re-emerging infections, both between individual countries and globally.


Georgian biosafety Association (GeBSA) and National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) are pleased to announce, that 12th International Yersinia Symposium will be held in Georgia, October 25 – 28, 2016, at Holiday Inn Tbilisi. This meeting is the most important event in the field of Yersiniology research. It will cover a wide range of topics including bacteriology, epidemiology, infection & immunity, genomics & evolution, disease surveillance & control, and biosafety/biosecurity when dealing with especially dangerous pathogens (EDPs). Further information may be found via the following link

Welcome to the web site of Biosafety Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus!!!

The Biosafety Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus (BACAC) was created in November 2008 to promote biosecurity and biosafety in the region and provide a forum for sharing of best practices taking into account that biosafety is a global problem, and it would not be possible to highlight any country in a separate category or niche. Cooperation between different countries in terms of biosafety/biosecurity, both in individual countries and globally is of outmost importance. BACAC members include more than 100 biosafety and biosecurity experts and specialists from various countries of the region and outside the region, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

Our Mission is spreading knowledge and building capacity for biosafety and biosecurity among professional groups and the population in Central Asia and the Caucuses.
Our Vision is a professional coordinator and agent for dissemination of knowledge around biosafety, employing international best practices, in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucuses.
Biosafety Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus

During seven years of its existence, BACAC was able to achieve considerable progress in strengthening biosafety and biosecurity in the region as well as create a successful regional network of specialists in the field of biosafety in BACAC Member countries. Thanks to BACAC activities in BACAC countries had been implemented and started implementation of several national and regional projects in the field of biosafety (which had been funded by BACAC partners), had been created a network of professionals, which actively cooperates and exchanges experience, skills and knowledge in the areas of biosafety research, trainings, legislative instruments, etc., Were greatly improved legislative and educational activities in some BACAC countries.

Of course these are only the first steps of BACAC and we need to further unite our efforts and cooperate more closely to ensure biosafety in BACAC states. BACAC is a young organization, which has its shortcomings and we have to work together closely to address them. A lot of work is ahead. BACAC is a tool that helps us to solve successfully the biosafety issues and challenges in the region and we welcome more experts in the region to join us and to use this effective tool.

We are open for cooperation!
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More than 100 biosafety and biosecurity experts and specialists