Microbiology - Bangkok Unit

MORU has world-class biosafety level (BSL) 2 and 3 laboratories located at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University site in Bangkok covering more than 1000 m2 of floor space. The laboratories were completed in March 2009 and were funded by the Wellcome Trust of Great Britain. The laboratory facilities are divided along functional lines to house microbiology and malariology research activities conducted by MORU staff.

The BSL3 laboratory is 130 m2 in size and has been constructed to meet international biosafety and biocontainment regulations. The MORU BSL3 laboratories have recently received Third-Party accreditation stating that the BSL3 laboratory meets the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines as outlined in the document entitled, “Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories” (BMBL), 5th Edition and the NIH BSL-3 Certification Checklist following inspection by World BioHazTec Corporation (WBHT).