Biobanking Sciences in the era of Personalized Medicine
Since the end of the 20th century, researchers and healthcare personnel have been collecting and storing samples to ensure high-quality and standardized material for biomedical research. These so-called biorepositories (or biobanks) maintain this biomaterial under controlled conditions and protect patients’ confidentiality in secure fashion. Biobanks are a fundamental source of material (and the data associated with it) for large-scale epidemiological studies and for seeking new drugs and new therapeutic targets.
The course will cover a series of important aspects, including:
- General overview of Biobanking Sciences and its role in biomedical research (diabetes, breast cancer, leukemia, etc.)
- Ethical and legal aspects regarding the use and storage of human biological samples
- Quality issues and Good Laboratory Practice. Pre-analytical errors
- Personalized Medicine: Methods of molecular analysis
Eva Ortega-Paino, PhD
Research Coordinator. Immunotechnology Department.
Medicon Village. House 406