Successful Pre-analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking Course held by BBMRI.at in Graz
Excellent Feedback of Participants about Pre-analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking Course | Feb. 4-6, 2015 | Graz, Austria
Sixteen participants from thirteen nations attended the first edition of the practical laboratory course "Pre-analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking". The course was organized by BBMRI.at together with the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Biospecimen Research and Biobanking Technologies (both at the Medical University of Graz).
The course focussed on pre-analytical variables and their impact on sample quality, and on implementing and performing quality control methods.
Participants very much appreciated to gather practical experience by performing many steps of pre-analytical sample handling and of quality control assays themselves at the bench. Participants were very satisfied with the course (94% rated it excellent/very good). Virtually all participants would recommend the course to colleagues (100% recommendation rate).
Course organizers: Kurt Zatloukal, Cornelia Stumptner
Course instructors: Iris Kufferath, Daniela Pabst, Monika Moser, Martina Loibner, Lisa Oberauner-Wappis, Martina Dieber-Rotheneder, Cornelia Stumptner
BioBank Graz Presentation & Visit: by Berthold Huppertz
Guest speakers: Giorgio Stanta, Claudio Luchinat, Karl-Friedrich Becker