Institutional Biosafety Committee
Curtin’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) oversees all the research and teaching at Curtin involving the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), quarantined biological materials, infectious microorganisms, and other biohazardous materials.
The Members of the IBC are appointed to reflect the requirements, in the Gene Technology Act and Regulations, for an organisation to be advised by people who have expertise related to working safely with a hazard.
- Associate Professor David Groth, is an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences.
- Dr Josh Ramsay is a Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences.
- Dr Matthew Denton-Giles is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Crop Disease Management.
- Dr Nicole White is a Research Fellow in the Department of Environment and Agriculture.
- Dr Rob Steuart, Research Facility Manager in the School of Biomedical Sciences, is the Chair of the IBC.
- Dr Beng Chua is the Manager of the Animal Facility.
- Dr Peta Tilbrook is the Manager of Technical Services for the Department of Environment and Agriculture.
- Mr Frank Collins is the Manager of Mechanical Engineering in Properties – Facility Management.
- Mr Gavin Waugh, the Director of Safety in Workplaces Australia (SIWA), is the independent member.
- Prof Mark Gibberd is the Director of the Centre for Crop Disease Management.
- Prof John Mamo is the Director of the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute.
- Dr Bernadette Bradley, Biosafety Advisor in the Office of Research and Development, is the Executive Officer and Secretary of the IBC.
Minutes of IBC Meetings
- IBC Minutes of meeting 04-16 held on 1st August 2016 [.pdf – 214kB]
- IBC Minutes of meeting 03-16 held on 1st June 2016 [.pdf – 211kB]
- IBC Minutes of meeting 02-16 held on 20th April 2016 [.pdf – 199kB]
- IBC Minutes of meeting 01-16 held on 24th February 2016 [.pdf – 195kB]
Curtin University’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is a committee required by, and described in, federal legislation regulating the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Australia.
The IBC’s scope is to advise on the development and implementation of safe working conditions and procedures, in situations which involve staff and students handling potentially hazardous micro-organisms, cells and products, and the use of genetically modified organisms.
The IBC reports to the following University Committees: the Hazardous Materials Governance Committee (HMGC), the University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC), the Faculty of Science and Engineering Health and Safety Committee, and the Health Sciences Health and Safety Committee.