- 3:00 PM
Children's Research Inst, 4th floor, C4453
Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, PhD
Workshop Overview: This workshop will highlight various freezing techniques for solid tissue, blood, bone marrow, and bodily fluids and will discuss advantages and disadvantages of these procedures in regard to sample quality and integrity and in regard to down-stream analytical applications. Additionally, a range of storage containers will be introduced and demonstrated during live freezing experiments in the laboratory of the Pediatric BioBank. Who should attend? Researchers who are working or are planning to work with cryo-preserved samples, from RNA and DNA to animal- and human-derived biospecimens Workshop Location: The Pediatric BioBank & Analytical Tissue Core at the Children’s Research Institute (CRI) in Milwaukee. This core facility is generously supported by the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund and provides services to all clinical and basic scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and its affiliate institutions. Services include: Collecting, processing, and long-term storage of biospecimens, high-resolution microscope slide scanning, digital image post-processing and quantitative analysis, generation of tissue micro arrays (TMAs), as well as nucleic acid extraction from blood, and fresh, frozen and formalin fixed tissues. Workshop Presenters: Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl, PhD is a trained molecular biologist and microscopy specialist, and currently holds the position of Scientific Director of the Pediatric BioBank & Analytical Tissue Core at the Children’s Research Institute. Dave Lewandowski has worked with many biobankers, to help try and build or establish high quality collections. He is currently employed by Brooks Life Science Systems and has responsibilities as a Sales Director for the Americas. This event is limited to the first 15 registrants! Email completed registration form (attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 24th, 2013.