Netherlands, Groningen

Fundamentals of Biobanking and Cohort Research

when 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 395

Please join us for the third UMCG summer school exploring the fundamentals of biobanking and cohort research.

Biobanking research involves the use of systematic collections of human iomaterials and related data, in population-based or clinical investigations, to answer a broad array of research questions. Biobanks and large population cohorts are increasingly recognized as essential tools for exploring the origin of diseases, understanding the relationships between genetic and lifestyle determinants and diseases, and developing new diagnostic and drug therapies.

Our five-day programme addresses the fundamental concepts in biobanking research. The programme includes interactive workshops and lectures about international populationbased biobank studies, clinical biobanking and
sample analysis, questionnaire quality and design, ethical, legal and social issues and the future role of biobanks in research.

Course leader

Dr. Noha El-Baz- Hooiveld

Target group

This course is designed for PhD/doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers with a research background and/or demonstrable interest in population or clinical biobanks, the collection and management of “big data” in relation to cohort studies, and/or the utilization of biorepository samples and data in a translational research context. Given the transdisciplinary and emerging nature of the field, students in all disciplines within the biomedical, social and behavioral sciences may be considered.

Course aim

Our five-day programme addresses the fundamental concepts in biobanking research.

Credits info

A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon successful completion of the full five-day programme

Fee info

EUR 395: The fee includes course attendance, lunches and social activities