Automated Biorepositories: Successful Models
LRIG will host a second annual meeting on biorepositories with an emphasis
on how automation has been successfully applied to solve problems with
managing collections. The meeting consists of a technology exhibition, tours
of RUCDR and social period followed by presentations and discussion. It will
take place at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Piscataway, NJ
from 3:00-9:00 PM on February 28, 2008. The web page with full details may
be found at <http://lab-robotics.org/Mid_Atlantic/meetings/0802.htm>.
An abbreviated agenda:
Tours: Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR)
Dr. David Toke, Associate Managing Director, Rutgers University Cell & DNA
>From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Dr. Toke will conduct tours of the Rutgers
University Cell and DNA Repository.
Presentation: Development and validation of the UK Biobank sample handling,
processing and archiving protocol
Tim Peakman, Executive Director, UK Biobank
Presentation: Implementation of the UK Biobank
Paul Downey, Director of Operations, UK Biobank
Presentation: The Pfizer Liquid Store, DNA & BioFluids REMP Store
Craig Hines, Manager, Liquid Store Center of Emphasis, Pfizer - Kings
Heights Technology Center
Diane Johnson, Head of DNA & BioFluids Center of Emphasis, Pfizer - Kings
Heights Technology Center
Leonid Vodonos, Facility Manager, Pfizer - Kings Heights Technology Center
Presentation: The Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository
Dr. Andrew Brooks, Associate Director of Technology Development for the
Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR)
ISBER is the leading international forum that addresses the technical,
legal, ethical, and managerial issues relevant to repositories of biological
and environmental specimens.
Exhibitors include: Applied Biosystems, ArcticWhite, BioMicroLab, Brady
Corporation, C&R Laboratory Equipment, Cosmo Bio, Genvault, Hamilton Storage
Technologies, Hudson Robotics, ISC BioExpress / Micronic, Laboratory
Disposable Products, LabVantage Solutions, Phenix Research Products, Qiagen,
REMP, Tecan Group, RTS Life Science, The Automation Partnership, Thermo
Fisher Scientific / Matrix Liquid Handling Solutions, Tomtec, Worldwide
Glass Resources .
We have a complimentary menu, courtesy of the exhibitors, consisting of deli
buffet and hot entrees beginning at 3:00 PM.
The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG) is a continuously growing
special interest group focused on laboratory automation. Our membership
consists of over 9,000 scientists and engineers. We are a non-profit group.
No dues are collected, and no fees are charged to attend meetings.
We hope to see you there!
The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group
web site: http://lab-robotics.org