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Kids become researchers and biobankers

Kids can become researchers, biobankers and pathologists

in a BBMRI.at summer kids university course

 

March 2022

                                                                                                                                   

The BBMRI.at biobanking research infrastructure together with pathologists from the Diagnostic & Research Institute of Pathology (Med Uni Graz) enable children to become biobankers, pathologists and researchers. They offer a kids university course during the summer vacation. First insights are given by Cornelia Stumptner, Project Manager BBMRI.at.

 

 

1 What are the workshops about?

Children can experience certain steps along the path from the patient to a new medication. They get an insight into the work done in a medical laboratory and biobank, and have the opportunity perform some laboratory work themselves and become researchers, pathologists or biobankers.

 

2 Where does this knowledge play a role?

Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we learned how important it is to have a basic understanding of the work of our body systems and organs. It is essential to identify diseases early and to understand exactly how they develop and what happens in the body so that we learn how to avoid diseases or to treat them with medication.

 

3 What can the participants experience?

The participants handle raspberry juice "blood", freeze tissue in liquid nitrogen and stain tissue sections to make cells visible under the microscope. The children also learn about the functions of blood and organs and can see how tissue from different organs look like in the microscope. With a little quiz, the juniour researchers can check how much they have learned.

 

 Kleine Zeitung Science Garden Initiative

Workshop: Wo Kinder im medizinischen Labor zu Forschern werden>

    

            

Image: Kleine Zeitung, 24 Feb 2022

 


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BBMRI.at is formed by 7 partners

 

 

The partners cooperating in and forming BBMRI.at are:

 

 

 

Medical University of Graz 

Coordinator of BBMRI.at

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Biobank Graz

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Medical University of Vienna

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MedUni Wien Biobank

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University  of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

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VetBioBank

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Medical University of Innsbruck

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Biobank Innsbruck

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Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg

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Biobank (SALK

Paracelsus 10 000 Cohort)

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Johannes Kepler University, Linz

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Biobank Linz (under construction)

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Alpen Adria Universit├Ąt Klagenfurt

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University of Vienna

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