Biosafety Professionals : A Role in the Pandemic Response Team. / Warmbrod, Kelsey Lane ; Cole, Jennifer; Sharkey, C. Matthew; Sengupta, Aparupa ; Connell, Nancy ; Casagrande, Rocco ; Delarosa, Patricia .

In: Health Security , Vol. 19, No. 4, 16.08.2021, p. 454-458.

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Biosafety Professionals : A Role in the Pandemic Response Team. / Warmbrod, Kelsey Lane ; Cole, Jennifer; Sharkey, C. Matthew; Sengupta, Aparupa ; Connell, Nancy ; Casagrande, Rocco ; Delarosa, Patricia .

In: Health Security , Vol. 19, No. 4, 16.08.2021, p. 454-458.

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Warmbrod, KL, Cole, J, Sharkey, CM, Sengupta, A, Connell, N, Casagrande, R & Delarosa, P 2021, 'Biosafety Professionals: A Role in the Pandemic Response Team', Health Security , vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 454-458. https://doi.org/10.1089/HS.2021.0015

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Warmbrod, K. L., Cole, J., Sharkey, C. M., Sengupta, A., Connell, N., Casagrande, R., & Delarosa, P. (2021). Biosafety Professionals: A Role in the Pandemic Response Team. Health Security , 19(4), 454-458. https://doi.org/10.1089/HS.2021.0015

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Warmbrod KL, Cole J, Sharkey CM, Sengupta A, Connell N, Casagrande R et al. Biosafety Professionals: A Role in the Pandemic Response Team. Health Security . 2021 Aug 16;19(4):454-458. https://doi.org/10.1089/HS.2021.0015

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Warmbrod, Kelsey Lane ; Cole, Jennifer ; Sharkey, C. Matthew ; Sengupta, Aparupa ; Connell, Nancy ; Casagrande, Rocco ; Delarosa, Patricia . / Biosafety Professionals : A Role in the Pandemic Response Team. In: Health Security . 2021 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 454-458.

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