Hi, and welcome to 'Act Like a Pro'!

'Act Like a Pro' (ALP) is a project funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) as part of the 2018 Next Generation for Biosecurity Competition, in cooperation with the Next Generation Global Health Security Network. 'Act Like a Pro' is an educational tool built by young professionals in the biosecurity space intended to spark interest in the field among next generation experts. The content within 'Act Like a Pro' does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents.

About The Nuclear Threat Initiative:

The Nuclear Threat Initiative works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. They work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber.

About the Next Generation Global Health Security Network:

The Next Generation Network engages and facilitates contributions by emerging scholars, scientists, and professionals from government and non-governmental institutions to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and other global health security projects. Through their mission, they promote the values of Education, Innovation, and Participation to approach and overcome the biggest challenges facing the health security fields today.

The Scenarios:

You can take on three different biosecurity scenarios, developed based on key biosecurity and biosafety challenges experienced locally in the UK, Uganda, and Argentina respectively.

The key aim of the Ugandan scenario, developed by Peter Babigumira with support from Francis Kakooza of Makerere University, is to explore biosecurity and biosafety issues as you work on implementing the International Health Regulations in Uganda.
The UK scenario of 'Act Like a Pro' was developed by Dr Frances Butcher from the Oxford School of Public Health, with expert input from Dr Filippa Lentzos, from King's College London. The purpose of this module is for you to explore dual use dilemmas in research.
The Argentinian scenario of 'Act Like a Pro', developed by Javier Rodriguez along with the local expert Leonora Nusblat from the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS-MALBRAN) of Argentina, aims to create awareness about some of the roles a biosecurity and biosafety expert could hold in Argentina.