Biobanking E-learning Training

1st session started last March 9th (2020)- 19 Students registered !

We are pleased to announce that 1st session started last March 9th (2020), 19 Students coming from the following institutions :

  • Cermes, Niger
  • Centre MURAZ, Bukina Faso
  • Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana, Italy
  • Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Laboratoire National d'Appui au Développement Agricole (LANADA), Ivory Cost
  • Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Fiocruz ILMD Amazon, Brazil
  • Institut Pasteur, Ivory Cost
  • Institut Pasteur, Algeria
  • Institut Pasteur, Cambodia
  • Institut Pasteur, Cameroun
  • Institut Pasteur, Madagascar
  • Institut Pasteur Sénégal
  • Institut Pasteur Tunisia
In view of the situation of the COVID-19 outbreak, the practical week to be organized in EVA-Global partner institutions, initially scheduled between April 14 and 30th, has to be postponed, for the time being.

This course on biobanking is organized by :
  • The “European Virus Archive Global” Consortium (EVA-Global, H2020 Grant N ° 653316),
  • Institut Pasteur,
  • The International Bioresource Network of the Institut Pasteur (PIBnet),
  • the HSeT Foundation.
A successful training to the trainees !

The organizing committee

Contact : Biobanking-training@pasteur.fr

The purpose of this course is to enhance transfer of knowledge on biobanking by providing an online and pratical training.

The training will emphasize the terms and conditions to create and coordinate a biobank of pathogen microorganism samples (virus, bacteria, fungi or parasites).

European Virus Archive Global (EVA-Global) consortium, Institut Pasteur, and the Pasteur International Bioresources Network (PIBnet) have a very large, varied and high-quality biobanks. Based on their past and ongoing experiences acquired during disease surveillance as well as throughout outbreaks and disaster situations, they promote global informations on biobanking management, quality, biosafety or biosecurity.
The targets of this training are highly motivated technical staff or students with master level or equivalent professional experience.

  • Select samples of interest for a collection
  • Implement and apply standard characterization and storage procedures that meet international quality standards
  • Fulfil regulations governing international exchanges
  • Develop an international community and network of qualified biobank specialists (teachers or other participants)
Trainees will have access to theoretical and technical modules via dedicated web pages (4 weeks). The course will end with a practical one week session in the partner's laboratory where the final exam will take place. This practical session will give trainees the opportunity to get a more practical overview of the different activities and to discuss specific issues with experts.

Weeks 1-4:
  • Basics of biobanking, quality management system
  • Biosecurity and safety.
  • Regulation and ethics
  • Practical case studies and technical part
Week 5 : Observation and practical session Institut
Contact : Biobanking-training@pasteur.fr
Application deadline: march 2th 2020
Application to https://biobanking.biomedtrain.eu