The constitution of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) at Ahmedabad University has been approved on Jan 31, 2020.
|Chairman:||Dr Vivek Tanavde, Chairman, Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|DBT Nominee:||Dr Chaitanya G. Joshi, Director, Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre Gandhinagar, Gujarat|
|Member Secretary:||Dr Ratna Ghosal, Member Secretary, Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|Outside Expert:||Dr Dhiraj Bhatia, Outside Expert, Gandhinagar, Gujarat|
|Biosafety Officer:||Dr Gayatri Raval, Biosafety Officer, Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|Internal Experts:||Dr Krishna Swamy, Internal Member, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dr Rama Ratnam, Internal Member, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dr Souvik Sengupta, Internal Member, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) is an internal regulatory committee created under the guidelines of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. IBSC reviews all research activities involving biohazardous substances, and has overall responsibility for maintaining the biosafety guidelines within the university. Biohazardous substances includes, but are not limited to, recombinant DNA, RNAi, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), pathogens, human materials and other potentially infectious material. Following the guidelines of IBSC, it is the duty of the primary investigator (PI) to apprise the IBSC about experiments involving biohazardous substances. The PI needs to obtain approval from IBSC prior to conducting similar
experiments within the university premises.