Fundamentals of Biobanking and Cohort Research

Biobank research involves the use of systematic collections of human biomaterials and related data, in population-based or clinical investigations, to answer a broad array of research questions. Biobanks and large population cohorts are increasingly recognized as essential tools for exploring the origin of diseases, understanding the relationships between genetic and lifestyle determinants and diseases, and developing new diagnostic and drug therapies.

Our five-day programme addresses the fundamental concepts in biobanking research.

Date: 18-22 June 2018

  • Location University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
  • Fee (course attendance, lunches and social activities) €395.
  • Meals (breakfast/dinner), local accommodation, and travel are at the student’s expense.


The course is intended for PhD students or graduates in biomedical, social, or behavioral sciences, or those with equivalent professional experience. Masters students with sufficient background and motivation may request permission to participate from the course instructor.

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