Fundamentals of Biobanking and Cohort Research
The third UMCG summer short course exploring the 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. In addition to the course program, social activities will give you a chance to get acquainted with your fellow students and instructors, and enjoy the lively Dutch city of Groningen.
Date: 20-24 June 2016
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.