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Education and Training

In our facility, we provide theoretical and practical training for students from different scientific backgrounds and faculties (Science, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Medicine).

Our training program aims to provide the theoretical, practical and regulatory background to understand the operations of a biobank, to encourage bilateral exchange of knowledge and skills across different groups interested in human biospecimen procurement, storage, and distribution for clinical research.

Candidates who have completed this training would be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of biobanking (Ethics, Privacy and Security).
  • Classify the different types of biobanks and their operational aspects.
  • Understand the principles of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
  • Differentiate the types of data and record management systems used for documentation of stored biospecimens.
  • Practice different techniques such as (DNA extraction, RNA extraction, microRNA extraction, and …etc.).