30 Sep - 2 Oct '15

Basic Science LAB SKILLS Course 2015

Educational Objectives:
Learn how to design immune monitoring programs for investigator-driven clinical trials

Get insights into techniques frequently used

Basic Science LAB SKILLS Course 2015

Primary Topics:
Immunobiology / Basic science / Stem Cells
Start Date:
Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 at 9:00am
End Date:
Friday, 2nd October, 2015 at 1:00pm
Country: Germany
Description & Objectives:

Educational Objectives:

Learn how to design immune monitoring programs for investigator-driven clinical trials
Get insights into techniques frequently used for immune monitoring in transplantation trials (flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, epigenetics)
Introduction into demands for assay standardization (SOPs, testing the accuracy, variability and reproducibility of assays) 
Overview on bioinformatics tools for multi-parametric analysis

 

Structure and Contents

1) Overview on potential assays and methodologies to be used for immune monitoring

2) How to design the immune monitoring for clinical trials – possibilities and limitations; examples of the ONE Study and BIO-DrIM

3) Introduction into demands for standardization and testing the accuracy, variability and reproducibility of assays

4) Whole blood flow cytometry (e.g. design and test of multi-colour panels, extra- and intracellular staining (practical demonstration), analysis of flow data, bioinformatics tools to analyse large datasets)

5) qRT-PCR (e.g. introduction: old and new tools: single tube PCRs, Microfluidic cards, single cell PCR, design and pitfalls + practical demonstration)

6) epigenetics – DNA demethylation, e.g. Foxp3 locus = TSDR

7) introduction into tools for a bioinformatics analysis of multiparametric data

Target Group:

Target:

This course addresses early career scientists with a translational interest and / or clinician scientists who have a major interest in performing research in transplantation.

It has become evident that in order to facilitate biomarker / individualized therapy translation into clinical application we need well-designed clinical trials, a better standardization of methodologies and novel bioinformatics tools for multi-parametric analysis. With this course we want to raise the awareness in the transplant research community but also teach interested scientists or clinicians basic steps in setting up immune monitoring programs for their own clinical trials.

 

Access Requirements:

APPLICATION AVAILABLE TILL 30/06/2015

Access requirements:

Requirements for application are:

1) Letter of support from department/institute head

2) Affiliation with an academic institution

3) Hands-on experience in basic laboratory techniques

 

Please upload one document (PDF) including

1) Letter of support from department/institute head

2) Summary of your CV including Affiliation with an academic institution and Hands-on experience in basic laboratory techniques

 

THE APPLICATION WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL (Approval by ESOT (BSC) and course coordinator (Birgit Sawitzki))

please follow this link: 

http://esot.org/awards-grants/basic-science-lab-skills-course-2015-appli...

 

REGISTRATION - successful applicants will be required to register from July 10

ESOT member EUR 500,00

NON member EUR 700,00

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Registration fee includes:

course facilities, meals according to the programme, networking programme, course material, certificate of attendance, ESOT credits, nr. 3 nights hotel accommodation b&b

 

Registration fee does not include:

travel and transportation

Minimum number of participants 8

ESOT reserves the right to cancel any of its Educational Programmes up to 5 weeks prior to the programme starting date. ESOT will not reimburse any travel or accommodation costs incurred by registered participants in the event of a programme cancellation under any circumstances.