GGBN 2017 Regional Asian Workshop

Posted November 17, 2016 - 11:00am

The Global Genome Biodiversity Network Workshop on Linking DNA and Tissue Collections in Asia
China National Genebank (CNGB), Shenzhen, China
July 21-22, 2017

This workshop is geared towards representatives of biodiversity biobanks within or focused on Asia. The workshop will focus on building an infrastructure for biodiversity biobanks in Asia with participation of and in the Global Genome Biodiversity Network. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Global Genome Biodiversity Network
  • Why join GGBN, what are its applications as a shared resource, what are the benefits to your institution in particular and the research community in general?
  • Benefits of GGBN for biobanking in Asia
  • Benefits of Best Practice for Biodiversity Biobank Collections and Networking with GGBN. General information on GGBN membership, governance model, legal aspects of providing data and samples, restrictions, collaborations, Nagoya Protocol
  • General information on the GGBN Data Portal, GGBN Data Standard and how to provide data to GGBN
  • DNA/Tissue Banking in Asia

Registration is free. Registration deadline is March 30, 2017.
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