Pre-conference workshop: Expression biomarkers

When

26th Nov 2018
10am-6pm

Where

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

Pre-conference workshop: Expression biomarkers

Expression biomarkers – how to measure, validate and quality control the workflows in compliance with guidelines

Hosted by Mikael Kubista

Professor, Czech Academy of Sciences; Chairman
of the Board, and Founder, TATAA Biocenter, Sweden

Target audience: Quality managers at medical and diagnostic laboratories, Laboratory personnel at medical and diagnostic laboratories, Pathologists, Biobank personnel, Managers and researchers coordinating or performing biomarker studies and trial.

Entrance qualifications: Basic molecular biology or similar

Description: During 2015 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released Specifications and the European Committee for standardization (CEN) Technical Specificationsabout the pre-examination process for DNA, RNA and proteins from several sample types including fresh frozen tissue, formalin fixed tissue, blood and serum/plasma. The specifications are based on results from the FP7-funded project SPIDIA. TATAA Biocenter was partner of SPIDIA and contributed to the drafting of the new guidelines. These are of great value for reliable and robust sample handling and preparation in a standardized way to ensure measured data are of high quality and comparable across laboratories. The new guidelines are particularly relevant for accredited laboratories, and also for research and discovery based work, were procedures needs to be standardized and data compared. This course presents the new Specifications and brings them into context for smooth implementation in your laboratory procedures.

The course contains:

  • Background about standardization and the pre-analytical process.
  • Introduction to the new ISO Specifications and CEN Technical Specifications.
  • What to consider about the workflow of sampling, storage, transportation and extraction of nucleic acids and proteins.
  • What to consider about the workflow of sampling, storage, transportation and extraction of nucleic acids and proteins.
  • General information and considerations of RNA, DNA and protein extraction.
  • How to do quality assessment of RNA, DNA and proteins

Venue

JOIN US AT THE POSTILLION CONVENTION CENTRE WTC ROTTERDAM

THE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE POSTILLION CONVENTION CENTRE WTC ROTTERDAM
Beurs World Trade Center Rotterdam2 900

• A non-stop high-speed train runs between Rotterdam and Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) every 20 minutes. The journey time is 20 minutes. Cost €22 Euros
Located in the city centre (surrounded by shops, architecture, museums, restaurants and the Port of Rotterdam)
Walking distance from the international train station
• Rotterdam – The Hague airport with flights to at least 30 international destinations is a short taxi ride
• A large number of parking facilities can be found in the area
• A wide variety of hotels are within walking distance. (Details will be sent to you in your welcome letter when you register)

Register

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Industry Fee

500.00€

Standard registration for those not in the categories below

Academic/Hospital/NFP Fee

425.00€

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