FBI Academic Biosecurity Workshop 2023 


This one-day interactive workshop is designed in collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill and the FBI to increase awareness of potential biosecurity concerns within research institutions.

This program will identity biosecurity roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies and research institutions with the intent to improve cooperation and communication among biosecurity stakeholders. Attendees will participate in exercises and discussions to better understand biosecurity risks.

Expert speakers will address insider threat, cyberbiosecurity, select agents, biosecurity challenges of advances in synthetic biology, and more.

Program presenters:

  • Susan Cropp, Ph.D.
    Management & Program Analyst
    Chemical Biological Countermeasures Unit/WMDD
    FBI Headquarters
  • Special Agent Matthew Perkins
    Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator




Event Details
  • Friday, December 8, 2023
    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Workshop Location:
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    109 TW Alexander Drive
    Research Triangle Park, N.C.

  • Who Should Attend:

    • Biosafety Officers
    • EHS Personnel
    • Researchers
    • IT Personnel
    • Legal Counsel Personnel
    • Post-docs and Graduate Students
    • Research Integrity Officers
    • Campus Police
    • Institutional Officials
    • Office of Emergency Management

  • Registration Price:
    Employees of NCABR Member Organizations and Government Agencies = $25
    All Others = $30
    *Price includes box lunch and all-day beverage service

  • Payments by Check
    Please make your check out to “NCABR” and mail it to:


    P.O. Box 19469
    Raleigh, NC 27619


    Your check must be received no later than November 27 for your registration to be valid. If your check has not been received by that date, your registration will be canceled.

  • Cancellation Policy

    • Orders canceled on or before November 27, 2023, will receive a full refund.


    To cancel, please notify Virginia Crisp at vcrisp@ncabr.org

  • Substitution Policy
    A substitution from the registrant’s organization is permitted.


    Please notify Virginia Crisp at vcrisp@ncabr.org on or before November 27.

  • Questions?
    Contact Tonya Hargett, Ph.D.
    Special Projects Coordinator