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Is storage on a dry matrix a viable option in clinical research and an alternative to discarding sample collections?

Speaker: Ulf Gyllensten, Professor at Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University.

A conventional ultra-low temperature freezer uses approximately 20 kWh of energy per day, as much as an average small household. Could sample storage on filter paper, a compact, low-cost alternative, provide more sustainable biobanking? What kind of analyses are possible with filter paper samples, and what kind of analyses are not? Is filter paper an alternative when sample collections otherwise need to be discarded?

Ulf Gyllensten has assessed the performance of different filter papers for storage of for example plasma. In this webinar, Ulf will give an overview of his own experiences followed by an open discussion and Q&A among webinar participants.

Date: April 11, 2024

Time: 12:00-13:00 (Central European Time)

About: The webinar is free of charge and will be live-streamed.

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In this episode of the Biobank Cohort Forum, Dr. Isabel Fortier who is leading the Maelstrom Research Platform shares some of her knowledge regarding harmonization of research data.


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EP1: The new Swedish National Biobank Registry:
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In this episode of the Biobank Cohort Forum, Hanna Fransson presents the Swedish National Biobank Registry (SBR) and Dr. Andrea Ganna shares some of his experiences of biobank research in Finland.


Hanna Fransson, Regional Biobank Centre (RBC) Mellansverige
Dr. Andrea Ganna, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki

Latest update: 2024-02-09