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Biospecimen Research Symposium - Programme-at-a-Glance

 DAY 1 - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

 Session 1: Human Fluid Biospecimens
Chairs: Fiorella Guadagni and Gunnel Tybring

 1:00pm

 Welcome and Introduction

 1:10pm

 Keynote Presentation: Biospecimen Research, Time has Come

 1:50pm

 Method Validation for Blood Microparticle Isolation 

 2:15pm

 Quality Control Based on Serum and Plasma Metabolites and Peptides

 2:45pm

 Networking Break, Poster Session, and Exhibition Tour 

 3:15pm

 PMBC Fitness for Purpose of Functional Assays 

 3:40pm

 Industry Perspectives on cfDNA and CTCs 

 4:05pm

 Oral Abstract Presentations 

 4:35pm

 Debate: Moral Tribes, Biospecimen Research, and ISO Standards 

 5:15pm

 Poster Session and Exhibition Tour 

 7:00pm

 Networking Dinner

DAY 2 - Wednesday, February 28, 2017

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

 9:00am

 Opening Remarks 

 9:10am

 Fitness for Purpose of Plan Specimens for Transcriptomic Studies 

 9:35am

 Qualification of Viable Stable Endangered Animal Cell Lines 

 10:00am

 Fitness for Purpose of Environmental DNA Specimens for Molecular Analyses 

 10:25am

 Networking Break,  Poster Session, and Exhibition Tour

 11:05am

 Optimisation of the Preservation of Animal Tissue Samples for Molecular Biodiversity Research 

 11:30am

 Method Validation for Seed Storage and Evaluation Protocols 

 11:55am

 Oral Abstract Presentations 

 12:25pm

 Networking Lunch 

Session 3: Human Tissue Biospecimens
Chairs: Helen Moore and Gert Van Eyden

 1:30pm

 Opening Remarks 

 1:40pm

 Stability of Tissue Proteins and Phosphoproteins 

 2:05pm

 PERM: A New RNA Quality Control Tool 

 2:30pm

 FFPE Stability in the Scope of Gene Expression and Protein Analysis

 2:55pm

 Networking Break, Poster Session, and Exhibition Tour 

 3:30pm

 Fitness for Purpose of FFPE DNA for NGS 

 4:00pm

 Industry Perspective on Biospecimen Research and Functional Assays 

 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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