Biobank webinar March 14: From collection of biobank samples to usage in omics analyses

Millions of human biosamples currently in cold storage in older biobanks were collected before the advent of omics technologies. How useful are these samples for studies of gene expression and disease etiology? BBMRI.se invites you to a webinar on the importance of pre-analytical factors in collection and usage of biobank samples.

Eva Ortega Paino from BBMRI.se/Lund University presents a mapping of pre-analytical methods for liquid samples and possibilities for later analyses. This information will be made available at the web page BBMRI.se during the spring.

Ingvar Bergdahl from BBMRI.se / Umeå University, talks about recently published results where the link between sample handling and transcriptomics / metabolomics was studied.  A comparison of blood samples, stored for up to 17 years from the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study (NSHDS) and the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Italy, was performed.

Location: SUNET Adobe Connect Webinar

Date: Friday 14 March at 11:00-11:45

Speakers: Eva Ortega-Paino, project leader BBMRI.se/Lund University, Ingvar Bergdahl, senior lecturer BBMRI.se/Umeå University

Link to registration and additional information