Biobanks are repositories of sample and data that provide invaluable resources to both researchers and clinicians from a wide range of fields, including RDs. Access to biological materials and associated analytical and medical data is a prerequisite and a bottleneck for scientific research, particularly in RDs. RD biobanks play a pivotal role by maximizing access to precious samples between researchers in the international scientific community. Therefore, they are crucial for transnational efforts that aim to tackle a major health problem. Effective sharing and reusability of such unique samples require adherence to high-quality standards, harmonized standard operational procedures (SOPs) and searchable sample catalogs. This workshop will address these key aspects of RD biobanking. The topics will include principles of RD biobanking, how to establish a biobank for RDs, ethical concepts, quality management system, data and database management and security. Following the presentations by experts in the first day of the workshop, a problem-based tutorial section that will be focused on the challenges in RD biobanking and a hands-on training will be provided to participants on the second day.
This workshop is co-funded by a European Commission H2020 project, ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC under grant nr 676550. RD are a major item on the agenda for BBMRI-ERIC and collaboration beyond Europe is a must!
Local Organization Committee
Wednesday, May 2
|08:00 - 09:00||Registration|
|09:00 - 09:15||Welcome and Introduction (Mehmet Öztürk)|
|09:15 - 09:30||Goals of the Workshop (Neşe Atabey)|
|09:30 - 10:15||Principles of Biobanking in Human Biospecimens|
|10:15 - 10:45||Coffee Break|
|10:45 - 11:15||Ethical Concepts for Biobanking|
|11:15 - 11:45||QMS for Biobanking|
|Andrea M. Wutte|
|11:45 - 12:15||Data and Database Management and Security for Biobanks|
|12:15 - 13:30||LUNCH BREAK|
|13:30 - 15:30||PANEL: Establishment of a Modern Biobank (SESSION 1)|
MODERATOR: Uğur Özbek
Rania Labib - Egypt
Imane Cherkaoui - Morocco
Maher Sughayer - Jordan
Ada Al-Qunaibet - Saudi Arabia
|15:30 - 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 - 17:30||PANEL: Establishment of a Modern Biobank (SESSION 2)|
MODERATOR: Uğur Özbek
Sibel Aylin Uğur İşeri - Turkey
Said Ismail - Qatar
Yosr Hamdi - Tunisia
Thursday, May 3
|09:00 - 09:30||Introduction and Group Formation|
|09:30 - 12:00||Problem Based Learning (PBL) Sessions on Real-Life Scenarios in Biobanks|
Sibel Uğur İşeri
|12:00 - 12:30||Group Discussions|
|12:30 - 13:30||LUNCH BREAK|
|Real Workflow in a Biobank|
|13:30 – 14:15||Taking Informed Consent for Biobanks: Case Studies|
|Görsev Yener, Nur Arslan|
|14:15 – 14:45||Importance of Deep Phenotyping for Biobanking|
|14:45 – 15:15||Sample Transport, Registration and Sample Processing|
|15:15 - 15:35||Coffee Break|
|15:35 – 16:05||Generation of Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines for Rare Genetic Diseases: Biobanking Perspective|
|16:05 – 16:35||Tissue Biobanking|
|Ayça Erşen Danyeli|
|16:35 – 17:05||A Living Biobank of Cancer Organoids and Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) Models to Reduce High Attrition Rates in Drug Discovery|
|17:05 - 17:35||QC and QM: Best Practices|
|Sibel Uğur İşeri|
|17:35 - 18:05||Access & Distribution of Biospecimens: Practical Issues|
|18:05 - 18:15||Closing Remarks|
The poster can be downloaded here.
Onsite registration is not available.
|Amany MAHER||Egypt||Burcu KESİKLİ||TR|
|Gülhas SOLMAZ||TR||Hadeer GHONIM||Egypt|
|Hülya KIRAY ÇARÇABUK||TR||Jody BELL||South Africa|
|Kübra YILMAZ||TR||M. Bilge PINARBAŞI||TR|
|Dilara ÇAKMAK||TR||Doğukan KOÇ||TR|
|Mervat ELDEFTAR||Egypt||Ouedraogo ISMAILA||TR|
|Shadman TARIQ||Iraq||Şükrü TÜZMEN||Cyprus|
|Tuba ÖZBAY||TR||Adil ŞEYTANOĞLU||Cyprus|
|İmge KUNTER||Cyprus||Ehsan ULLAH||Cyprus|
|Ahmet CARHAN||TR||Joanna VELLA||Malta|
|Dina MOFED||Egypt||Faisal GULZAR||Pakistan|
|Aydan SARAÇ||TR||Ayşe KOÇAK||TR|
|Ayşe Sedef KÖSEER||TR||Bora TAŞTAN||TR|
|Mahdi SHEKARI||IRAN||Meltem COSTANZO||Dubai|
|Duygu UÇKAN ÇETİNKAYA||TR||Emre DAYANÇ||TR|
|Esra IŞIK||TR||Kubilay Doğan KILIÇ||TR|
|Nagehan ERSOY TUNALI||TR||Nazmiye ALTINTAŞ||TR|
|Sema AYGAR||TR||Sevinç AKÇAY||TR|
|Tuba SÜZEK||TR||Umur KELEŞ||TR|
|Xiaozhou HU||TR||Esra ESMERAY||TR|
|Dehan ÇÖMEZ||TR||Gülsün BAĞCI||TR|
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