ISBER Biospecimen Research Symposium

2nd Biospecimen Research Symposium
Focus on Quality and Standards
5-6 February 2019
Mercure Hotel MOA, Stephanstr. 41, 10559 Berlin

In an active effort to focus on the diverse geographical background of its members, ISBER has established a regional meeting series to complement its annual meeting. These focused meetings will feature excellent technical programs on a variety of topics, poster sessions, exhibitions, and social events. 

The ISBER Symposium in Berlin is ISBER's European regional meeting in 2019 and will be co-organised by the German Biobank Node. The symposium will consist of three plenary sessions, covering all major types of specimens. Throughout the symposium, international biospecimen research experts will present and discuss recent findings and developments in the field.

Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

8:00 - 17:00

Registration Open

12:00 - 18:30   

Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 - 11:30

Biobank Site Visit (Pre-Registration Required)

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

12:30 -15:20  

Session 1: In Vivo Preanalytics

  • Welcome and Introduction 
  • Keynote: Putting Biospecimen Best Practices in Action for the Cancer Moonshot - H. Moore
  • Circadian Rhythms and Biospecimens     
  • Diet, exercise, and DNA methylation; "Body Time" from a single blood test - A. Kramer
 

14:00 - 14:30

Networking Break with Exhibits

  
  • Thanatotranscriptomics - M. Aguirre
  • Biological variability and plant transcriptomics - M. Castellanos
 

15:20 - 16:35

Session 2A: Ex Vivo Preanalytics

  • Impact of ex vivo RNA degradation on RNAseq
  • Standardization on exosome research, Exosomics - D. Zocco
  • Protein Extraction methods and proteomics
 

16:35 - 17:00 

Networking Break with Exhibits

17:00 - 18:00

Poster Reception and Exhibition Tour

18:00 - 19:00 

Networking Dinner

       
 

 Day 2 - Wednesday, Februar 6, 2019

8:00 - 17:00

Registration Open

9:30 - 16:30

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 - 10:15

Session 2B: Ex Vivo Preanalytics

  •  Long term storage of FFPE and IHC     

  • PERM, a new QC metric for FFPE - S. Hewitt

  • DNA preservation in degraded insect specimens - I. Barnes

 

10:15 - 10:50

Networking Break with Exhibits

10:50 - 12:30

Session 3: Microbiome

  • Diet design and reporting for studies of intestinal microbiota - D. Klurfeld

  • Temporal and technical variability of human gut matagenomes - P. Costea

  • Stool metagenomics       

  • Quantitative metagenomics - J. Raes

 

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch with Exhibits

13:30 - 15:30

Debate/Workshop

15:30 - 16:30

Oral Abstract Presentations

16:30 - 16:40

Poster Awards Ceremony

16:40 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

Registration opens on 1 October 2018.

ISBER Website

Questions?

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