This course will give you new insights on the value of biobanks and how to use these rich sources of samples and related data. It will include lectures on health registers, large-scale omics analyses and some of the emerging and powerful IT tools to link such data sources. The course will be given at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, April 18-22.
Participants will get insights and knowledge of:
– the value of biobanking in national and international collaboration projects.
– the need of standardization and the importance to ensure quality in all steps from needle to freezer.
– basic principles of common and advanced molecular technologies for sample analysis
– the need of a secure IT structure in order to ensure the integrity of the sample donors with full traceability of samples and data.
– open science and return of data
– the legal and ethical framework for biomedical research on human samples
– Lectures & group discussions
– Field trips
– Presentation (= examination)
All students are required to take part in all scheduled activities: lectures, field trips and presentation/ examination. The course is examined by giving a presentation of the course assignment, either a pre-defined biobank study or an example from own research.
Researchers and professionals from health care, universities and industry with an interest in biobanking.
Gunnel Tybring, Course director, PhD, Associate Professor
Mark Divers, PhD, Director of KI biobank
Joakim Galli, PhD, Uppsala University & SciLifeLaboratory
Ulla Rudsander, PhD, BBMRI.se
Do you want to join?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on the venue, course fee and registration.