This course provides an overview of the organizational aspects of a biobank, sample collection, collection, equipment, transport and storage of biological resources.
Biobanks are entities ensuring the governance, management and conservation of biological resources, living cells, viruses, bacteria and fungi, the genome of various organisms, etc…. The objective of biobanks is to conserve these resources in the best possible conditions in order to maintain their integrity and to make them available both to the scientific community to advance research and knowledge worldwide, but also to companies to facilitate the development of innovative drugs, vaccines or diagnostic tests.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand how these biobanks allow researchers and bio pharmas to have permanent access to high quality samples.
- Know how the conservation of high quality samples used over the very long term requires exemplary organization
- Be aware of the ethical problems that this processing generates.
- Know the problematics issued from the conservation of disappeared or stored microbes.
- Understand how biobanks are linked throughout the world.
This MOOC is part of the Online Diploma of infectious Diseases of the Institut Pasteur DNM2IP.
Enrollment: From January 5 to May 11, 2023
Course: From March 15 to May 17, 2023
Languages: The videos are in English, with English, French and Spanish subtitles.