"Consultant to American Type Culture Collection under a National Library of Medicine grant to provided training and initiate the entry of virus isolate data into the International Virus Database(ICTVdB)"
From 2001, Tony Della-Porta has been instrumental in the creation of an International Virus Database as a member of the Committee (ICTVdB). The Committee aims to create an international database of isolates held in laboratories world wide for collaboration purposes.
The Committee has had to overcome issues of funding, collecting data on select agents and the safe housing of the data, as well as an effective and efficient means of sharing the data.
"Member of the inspection team for the smallpox laboratories at the Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta USA"
"WHO/CDC Consultation on Strategies, Approaches and Partnerships for Improving Global Laboratory Biosafety, September 2-4 2008, Atlanta, Georgia, USA"
This meeting was to discuss the issues related to biosafety for laboratories handling Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB).