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FIMM announces: Biobanking in Clinical and Translational Research

fimm-logoBuilding Bridges Autumn 2013: Biobanking in Clinical and Translational Research
28-29 October 2013
Lecture Hall 2, Biomedicum, Helsinki, Finland

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Helsinki Biomedical Graduate Program (HBGP) and National Graduate School of Clinical Investigation (CLIGS/VKTK) at the University of Helsinki welcome participants in the first symposium of the new Building Bridges series providing an exciting team-oriented look into biobanking in clinical and translational research. The Building Bridge series is aimed to highlight team efforts among clinicians and biomedical and molecular medical researchers working toward a better understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and improved options for patient treatment and care.

This inaugural symposium is arranged to bridge the clinic with basic and translational research with a spotlight on research involving biobanking. The symposium will guide participants through essential aspects of biobanking including the Finnish biobanking law, ethics, and infrastructure opportunities and challenges as well as provide numerous examples of research using biobanking. The first day consists of clinician/researcher team talks plus talks from students working in translation projects. During the second day participants will have the opportunity for a tour of the Meilahti Integrated Biobank Infrastructure (MIBI).

Registration is now open and the full program is viewable at the course webpage: http://www.helisci.fi/vktk-kurssit/biobank/.

The symposium is open to the entire scientific community, and students will have the opportunity to earn credits for their participation.

We warmly welcome you to join on 28-29 October.

Sincerely,
Organizing committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Tiina
Vesterinen, Laboratory Coordinator, Meilahti Integrated Biobank
Infrastructure Riku Turkki, Doctoral Student, Group Lundin, FIMM
Gretchen Repasky, Coordinator of Research Training, FIMM Nina Blom,
Coordinator, VKTK Johanna Nissinen, Planning Officer, HBGP

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