Biological samples such as blood, urine and saliva are collected routinely by many cohort studies. This represents considerable investment in terms of collection costs and ongoing storage costs. During this workshop we will address ethics and legislation surrounding collecting and working with human tissue. We will discuss specimen collection, processing, storage and sample analysis. Data collection and data management will also be addressed.
10.00 Registration, tea and coffee
10.30 Welcome and introduction to biobanking in Bristol Bioresource Laboratories (BBL) – Dr Susan Ring
10.45 Impact of human tissue legislation on cohort studies – Dr Susan Ring
11.15 Biobank ethics – opportunities for research – Dr Rachel Davies
11.45 Tea and coffee
12.00 Biobanking and ISO 9001 – Dr Alix Groom
12.20 DNA extraction, processing and genotyping in the BBL – Dr Wendy McArdle
12.40 Data management in biobanking -Dr Hugh Garner
13.00 Lunch (provided)
14.00 Use of cell lines from population cohorts – Dr Shavanthi Rajatileka
14.30 Data collection in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development – Dr Andy Wong
15.00 Introducing the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre – Dr Philip Quinlan
15.30 Round table discussions – Coordination of sample analysis
16.00 Feedback from round table discussion and concluding remarks
Places are free but limited to 40.