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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
113140
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-02-05 00:24 UTC (keith.hayes@csiro.au)
Date of publication
2018-02-05 14:33 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Profile of the Expert
Keith joined the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in 1997 and completed his PhD in Quantitative Ecological Risk Assessment in 2000. He is currently a senior research scientist leading CSIRO's environmental risk assessment team in the Hobart laboratories. His research interests focus on the key steps in quantitative environmental risk assessment: hazard analysis, probabilistic risk calculations, uncertainty analysis and monitoring.

Keith and his team are currently conducting a probabilistic risk assessment of a proposal for contained field trials of dominantly sexually sterile male mosquitoes in Burkina Faso, and a systematic analysis of the hazards associated with the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to control mouse populations.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Keith Hayes
DATA61, CSIRO
GPO Box 1538
Hobart, Tasmania
Australia, 7001
Phone:+61362325260
Email:keith.hayes@csiro.au
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Australian
Date of birth
1968
Place of birth
Malta
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation
Acronym
CSIRO
Type of organization
  • Government agency (National/federal)
Department / Division / Unit
DATA61
Start date
1996
Main responsibilities
I conduct probabilistic risk assessments for biological agents including invasive species and genetically modified organisms. My team and I have completed two probabilistic risk assessments for gene drive pre-cursors.
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Burkina Faso
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Institute of Offshore Engineering
Acronym
IOE
Start date
1993
Ending date
1996
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Quantitative risk assessment for offshore oil and gas development
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.A. in Geography
Name of academic institution
Exeter University
Start date
1987
Ending date
1990
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Marine Research Management
Name of academic institution
Heriot-Watt University
Start date
1991
Ending date
1992
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Quantitative Risk Assessment
Name of academic institution
Heriot-Watt University
Start date
1994
Ending date
2000
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate in Statistics
Open University Long Associate Course in Elements of Statistics
Open University Long Associate Course in Modelling with Mathematics
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • LMO monitoring
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
31. Hayes KR, Hosack GR, Ickowicz A, Foster S, Peel D, Ford J and Thresher R (2017) Risk Assessment for Controlling Mosquito Vectors with Engineered Nucleases: Controlled field release for Sterile Male Construct Risk assessment. Final report.  CSIRO Data61, Hobart, Australia, 138 pp.
33. Hayes KR, Barry SC, Beebe N, Dambacher JM, De Barro P, Ferson S, Ford J, Foster S, Goncalves da Silva A, Hosack GR, Peel D and Thresher R (2015) Risk Assessment for Controlling Mosquito Vectors with Engineered Nucleases, Sterile Male Construct: Final report. CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship, Hobart, Australia, 202 pp
2. Hayes KR, Hosack GH, Dana GV, Foster S, Ford JH, Thresher R, Ickowicz A, Peel D, Tizard M, De Barro P, Strive T and Dambacher JM (2018). Identifying potential adverse effects associated with the release of gene-drive modified organisms. Journal of Responsible Innovation. doi: 10.1080/23299460.2017.1415585.
List of other publications
3. Benedict MQ, Bier E, Burt A, Capurro ML, De Barro P, Handler AM, Hayes KR, Marshall JM, Tabachnick WJ, and Adelman ZN (2017). Recommendation for the safe containment and management of gene drive systems in arthropods. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Doi: doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2017.2121
4. Australian Academy of Sciences (2017), Synthetic Gene Drives in Australia: Implications of Emerging Technologies. Australian Academy of Sciences, Canberra, Australia, 24 pp.
5. Akbari OS, Bellen HJ, Bier E, Bullock SL, Burt A, Church GM, Cook KR, Duchek P, Edwards OR, Esvelt KM, Gantz VM, Golic KG, Gratz SJ, Harrison MA, Hayes KR, Kaufman TC, Knoblich J, James AA, Malik HS, Matthews KA, O'Connor-Giles KM, Parks AL, Perrimon N, Port F, Russell S, Ueda R and Wildonger J (2015), Safeguards for laboratory gene drive experiments, Science, 349:  927-929. doi: 10.1126/science.aac7932.
6. Thresher RE, Hayes KR, Bax NJ, Teem J, Benfey TJ, Gould F (2014) Genetic control of invasive fish: Technological options and its role in Integrated Pest Management. Biological Invasions, 16:1201-1216. doi:10.1007/s10530-013-0477-0
7. Hayes KR, Leung B, Thresher RE, Dambacher J and Hosack, GR. (2014), Assessing the risks of genetic control techniques with reference to the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Australia. Biological Invasions, 16:1273-1288. doi:10.1007/s10530-012-0392-9
8. Hayes KR, Gregg PC, Gupta VVSR, Jessop R, Lonsdale M, Sindel B, Stanley J and Williams CK (2004), Identifying hazards in complex ecological systems, Part 3: Hierarchical Holographic Model for herbicide tolerant oilseed rape. Environmental BioSafety Research, 3:1-20.
9. Hayes KR, Kapuscinski AR, Dana G, Li S. and Devlin RH (2007), Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment for Transgenic Fish, pp 1-28 in Kapuscinski AR, Hayes KR, Li S. and Dana G (Eds) Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms, Volume 3: Methodologies for Transgenic Fish. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK.
10. Hayes KR, Regan HM and Burgman MA (2007), Introduction to the Concepts and Methods of Uncertainty Analysis, pp. 188-208 in Kapuscinski AR, Hayes KR, Li S and Dana G (Eds) Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms, Volume 3: Methodologies for Transgenic Fish. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK.
13. Hosack GR, Hayes KR and Barry SC (2017). Prior elicitation for Bayesian Generalised Linear Models with application to Risk Control Option assessment. Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 167: 351-361.
15. Hayes KR, Barry SC, Hosack GR and Peters GW (2013), Severe uncertainty and Info-gap decision theory. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4: 601-611.
16. Burgman MA, Franklin J, Hayes KR, Hosack GR, Peters GW and Sisson SA (2012), Modelling extreme risks in ecology. Risk analysis, 32(11):1956-1966.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Professional memberships
Member of the Society for Risk Analysis
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Alligator Rivers Region Technical Advisory Committee: Advise on risks assessment issues associated with the Ranger Uranium Mine
National Introduced Marine Pest Coordinating Group: Advise on risk assessment and risk management of introduced species in Australia
US National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine, Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance the Capabilities of the Regulatory System: Report reviewer
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • English
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
References
References
Dr. Paul De Barro
Group Leader
Health and Biosecurity
Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
EcoSciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road,Dutton Park
Brisbane, QLD
Australia, 4102
Phone:+61 7 3833 5720
Email:paul.debarro@csiro.au