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Biospecimen Research Symposium - Programme-at-a-Glance

Biospecimen Research Symposium: Quality Matters
Luxembourg | February 27-28, 2018

European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL)
4 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg

 DAY 1 - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

 Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL) Site Visit

9:30am - 12:00pm

The Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg (IBBL) will host a site visit for all symposium delegates who wish to attend. This will take place in advance of the Biospecimen Research Symposium on Tuesday, February 27. Transportation will be provided between the conference centre and IBBL.

RSVP is required.

 Session 1: Human Fluid Biospecimens
Chair: Fiorella Guadagni and Pierre Lescuyer

 1:00pm

 Welcome and Introduction

FNR Funding Opportunities
Michèle Weber (Luxembourg)

 1:20pm

Keynote Presentation: Biospecimen Research and the Biospecimen Quality Imperative for Precision Medicine
Carolyn Compton (USA)

 2:00pm

Extracellular Vesicle Detection by Flow Cytometry
Andreas Spittler (Austria)

 2:25pm

Quality Control Based on Serum and Plasma Metabolites and Peptides
Michael Kiehntopf (Germany) and Peter Findeisen (Germany)

 2:55pm

Networking Break, Poster Session, and Exhibition Tour 

 3:25pm

Parameters Affecting Cryopreserved Microparticles and PBMCs in Functional Assays
Philip Norris (USA)

 3:50pm

Standardizing Liquid Biopsy at the European Level - IMI's CANCER-ID and the Importance of Controlling Pre-Analytical and Analytical Variables
Thomas Schlange (Germany)

 4:15pm

Oral Abstract Presentations 

 4:45pm

Debate: Moral Tribes, Biospecimen Research, and ISO Standards
Chair: Katheryn Shea (USA)
Participants: Glenn Begley (Australia), Uwe Oelmueller (Germany), Geraldine Thomas (UK), William Mathieson (Luxembourg), Sabine Lehman (Luxembourg), Helen Moore (USA)

10% of the Time It Works Every Time
Glenn Begley (Australia)

 5:25pm

Poster Reception and Exhibition Tour 

Drinks and h'orderves provided.

 7:00pm

Networking Dinner

Separate ticket required.

DAY 2 - Wednesday, February 28, 2017

Session 2: Environmental Biospecimens
Chairs: Jacqueline MacKenzie-Dodds and Marcos Castellanos

 9:00am

Opening Remarks 

 9:10am

Plant Specimens and Transcriptomics
Sean May (UK)

 9:35am

The Potential of Anoxia Storage to Delay Ageing of Plant Seeds
Steven Groot  (Netherlands)

 10:00am

Ancient DNA Preservation - Cutting to the Bone
Morten Allentoft (Denmark)

 10:25am

Networking Break, Poster Session, and Exhibition Tour

 11:05am

Animal Samples at Museum Biobanks: Legacy Collections, DNA Barcoding Campaigns, and Genome-Grade Sampling
Jonas Astrin (Germany)

 11:30am

Method Validation for Seed Storage and Evaluation Protocols 
TBC

 11:55am

Oral Abstract Presentations 

 12:25pm

Networking Lunch 

Session 3: Human Tissue Biospecimens
Chair: Helen Moore and Jens Habermann

 1:30pm

Opening Remarks 

 1:40pm

Factors Affecting the Utility of FFPE Preserved Tissue Samples for Proteome and Phosphoproteome Analysis
Daniel Chelsky (Canada)

 2:05pm

Defining RNA Quality From Paraffin Embedded Tissue
Stephen Hewitt (USA)

 2:30pm

FFPE Sample for NGS Applications
Elmar Schilling (Germany)

 2:55pm

Networking Break, Poster Session, and Exhibition Tour 

 3:30pm

Fitness for Purpose of FFPE DNA for NGS 
Geraldine Thomas (UK) and William Mathieson (Luxembourg)

 4:00pm

Differentiated Human Adipocytes: Potential Impact and Challenges from an Industry Perspective
Johan Paulsson (Denmark)

 4:25pm

Oral Abstract Presentations 

 4:55pm

Poster Award Ceremony

 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

 

Supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (RESCOM/17/1750050)

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