Plant biosecurity, your life depends on it!

Plant Biosecurity in Theory & Practice is a unique course providing a global perspective on 21st Century challenges to plant health and the implications to human health and wellbeing. Through a combination of lectures, hands-on biocontainment laboratory training, interactive working groups, and a forensic desktop exercise, course participants engage in an overview of plant biosecurity. A series of plant biosecurity case studies provide real-world examples of incursions, response successes and failures, and the short and long-term impacts of those incursions.


“I think the course is a wonderful example of how we can use outreach to inform and train young scientist to understand the elements of vulnerability and the means of addressing them.” – Jacqueline Fletcher



“This course is excellent…People are working with different pathogens, labs, prospectives and cultural backgrounds. All of this is creating a tremendous variety when brainstorming about different solutions. You are creating a network between 14 different countries.”– Francisco Ochoa-Corona


DSC_1976“This course has been great. I think it is a great introduction to anyone thinking about coming to plant biosecurity to see the width and the depth of issues that plant biosecurity has. For someone who has been in plant biosecurity for a long time, it is a great refresher to remind us there’s a lot more out there than the little things we tend to get preoccupied and focused on in our own research.”– Grant Smith

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