Submitted by Katharina Kopp on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:48

Terms of One Health, Life Sciences, Bioinformatics etc.

Life sciences, public health, bioinformatics and related fields use a lot of acronyms. Here, you find a list of acronyms in alphabetical order with corresponding links to more detailed information on each term.

Acronym Multi-word term
BSAT Biological Select Agents and Toxins
DURC Dual Use Research of Concern
HPAI Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
LAI Laboratory-Acquired Infection
NGS Next Generation Sequencing
NTD Neglected Tropical Disease
PEP Post-exposure Prophylaxis
PHEIC Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Make this list grow! Please, suggest more acronyms to be added to the above list.


  1. Acronyms should be related to the fields of one health, pathogenomics, biosafety, biosecurity, public health, epidemiology, zoonoses, new and emerging infectious diseases, bioinformatics, field diagnostics, molecular detection etc.
  2. If you found a link with comprehensive information on the term of interest, please also submit it together with your acronym suggestion. Thanks.