Smarter Sample Management -
ISBER 2017 Workshop 

Presented by Dr Balwir Matharoo-Ball, Deputy Director of the Nottingham Health Science Biobank and President Elect of ESBB, and Colin Thurston, Director of Informatics at Brooks Life Science Systems


The 2017 Annual Conference of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) was held in Toronto, Canada May 9-12.  As a Platinum Sponsor, Brooks Life Science Systems hosted an educational workshop ‘Smarter Sample Management – Establishing a Sustainable Biobank by Connecting Stored Samples with Actionable Data’ presented by Dr Balwir Matharoo-Ball, Deputy Director of the Nottingham Health Science Biobank, President Elect of the European & Middle-Eastern Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking(ESBB); and Colin Thurston, Director of Informatics at Brooks. 

The workshop covered two key elements of biobanking sustainability: the practical challenges of establishing and sustaining a biobank, and how a new technology,
Brooks BioStudies™ that links various components of sample data, can be deployed in support of this goal. 

Colin and Bal with Stanley Cup
Colin and Bal with Stanley Cup
at the Hockey Hall of Fame


Access a recording of the presentation by clicking here.
 



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