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Core Facilities undertakes the monitoring of all activities involving genetically modified organisms (GMO). There is advice and support on GMO’s risk assessment and approval.

Before starting any new activity with GMOs, staff at St George’s need to submit a risk assessment in accordance with St George's, University of London policy. The activity cannot commence until it receives approval by the university’s Genetic Modification Safety Committee (GMSC). Once the activity has been approved by the school’s GMSC, if needed, the Biological Safety Officer for Genetic Modifications (BSO-GM) will make an application to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Applications must be made to the HSE for class 2 and above GM activities.

St George’s maintains a GM project database. Users must fill in and return the annual audit file sent by the BSO-GM.

Responsible personnel

Dr Ariel Poliandri


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