International Science Engagement

Gryphon engages with international scientific, biorisk management, public and veterinary health, and security experts to enhance international capabilities for preventing biological threats. We have developed and shared educational materials on laboratory biosafety and biosecurity and research translation to enhance global health security. We work with international partners in country to ensure that our expertise in countering biological threats addresses local needs and supports local efforts.

CASE STUDIES

01

Enhancing Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Capabilities in the MENA Region

Gryphon collaborated with biorisk management experts in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan on the development of a training program for translating laboratory biosafety and biosecurity concepts to practical implementation. For this project, we developed five innovative, interactive learning modules, two of which are electronic. The materials are freely available to trainers across the region on the Resources page.
02

Facilitating an International Conference on Epigenetics and Genomics of Infectious Diseases

Gryphon collaborated with the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan to organize the first regional conference on epigenetics and genomics of infectious diseases in Jordan. Scientists and biorisk management experts from 14 countries in the Middle East and South Asia regions, the United States, and Canada attended the conference which sought to enhance regional scientific networks and promote international collaboration on safety and security issues. A press release and video are available in Resources.
03

Developing a Risk Assessment Tool

Gryphon worked with international representatives from the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) to develop an emerging infectious diseases (EID) risk assessment tool for assessing the importance of an ongoing outbreak to GHSI countries and evaluating how GHSI actions may mitigate outbreak risk. The tool was developed using a data-driven approach based on historical EID outbreaks, helping to overcome challenges in bringing a multi-national stakeholder group to consensus on risk-related issues.