Introduction to Biobanking

Central Clinical School Short Course: Introduction to Biobanking

Introduction to Biobanking

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ConvenorMrs Zdenka Prodanovic
DateThursday 25 September 2014
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
VenueThe Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Level 5, Seminar Room 1
Suitable forThis workshop is a pilot for Monash University's new Translational Research PhD. It is open to PhD candidates and teaching/research staff. The workshop is designed as a starting point for participants to develop an interest or skills in Bioinformatics.
Aims After completing this course participants will have:
  • An overview of the current legal and regulatory basis of biobanking
  • An introduction to scientific basis of biobanking-importance of standardization and processes involved “from needle to freezer”
  • An overview of diagnostic methods applied in research
  • Awareness of the technical and logistical aspects of biobanking - how to access banked material; how to handle data and bioinformatics in biomedical research.
OverviewThe format of the workshop will be a lecture introducing participants with aspects covered by biobanking activities. All participants should be able to have basic understanding of all process layers important for biobanking and its applications in research, starting with legal requirements through to sample retrieval for research purposes.
MaterialsAccess to computing resources and learning materials will be provided to participants. See note below re laptop
LaptopAll participants are required to bring a laptop. Participants should also ensure they have wireless access (Monash University Wireless, eduroam services are available in the room).
PlacesPlace numbers are capped at 20.
CateringAfternoon tea provided.
FeeFree – this session is part of the pilot program that is developing teaching resources for the new Translational Research PhD program.

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