THE AFRICAN GENETIC BIOCONTROL CONSORTIUM
Anastasia Natasha Trataris-Rebisz
Member representing AfBSA
About Anastasia Natasha Trataris-Rebisz
Anastasia Trataris-Rebisz is a biorisk management specialist at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a Master of Science in Medicine degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently in the process of completing a PhD at the University of Pretoria. She has 14 years’ experience working at the NICD, 11 and a half of which were spent working as a medical scientist in a high containment (BSL-3) laboratory (BSL3) working with select agents such as Bacillus anthracis, Brucella spp. and Yersinia pestis. She is responsible for the drafting of various biosafety and biosecurity policies, as well as implementing and overseeing institutional legislative compliance. She serves on the Institutional Biosafety and Biosecurity Committee (IBBC) and is chairperson of the NICD Health and Safety Committee (HSC). She holds two IFBA certifications in Biorisk management and Biosecurity, is an alum of the Global Mentorship Program where she now serves as a Mentor for the program.