Workshop: Working with biological samples in cohort studies ShareThis


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.

Provisional Programme


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

16.30 Close


Places are free but limited to 40.