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Forthcoming Events



Standardisation of Sample Pre-Analytics for Molecular Diagnostics and Biomarker Development

In this public workshop scientific background, key activities and main results of the large-scale European FP7 project SPIDIA (Standardisation and improvement of generic pre-analytical tools and procedures for in-vitro diagnostics,, a collaboration of 16 leading academic institutions, international organisations and life sciences companies, are presented. This is accompanied by talks and discussions with international experts in the field of biospecimen research, molecular diagnostics and biomarker development.

Scientific Topics include

Critical pre-analytical variables of biological samples
Novel tissue fixation technologies
RNA analysis in blood and tissue samples
Protein and phospho-protein profiles
Development and validation of molecular biomarkers

Invited Speakers

Uwe Oelmüller, SPIDIA-coordinator, Vice-president Qiagen GmbH, Hilden, Germany
Mario Pazzagli, University of Florence, Italy
Kurt Zatloukal, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Karl-Friedrich Becker, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Peter Riegman, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Paola Turano, Centre for Magnetic Resonance, University of Florence, Italy
François Rousseau, Québec University Hospital Centre, Canada
Giorgio Stanta, Coordinator IMPACTS project, University of Triest, Italy
Helen Moore, Director of the NCI Biospecimen Research Network (BRN), Bethesda, USA (tbc)

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 10th 2012
15:00 - 18:30


Medical University of Graz
Institute of Pathology, Lecture Hall
Auenbruggerplatz 25
8036 Graz

For further information, please contact
Dr. Christian Viertler


Passed Events


Joint Biobank Symposium


Time Location

July 8th to 9th 2009

Institute of Pathology, Lecture Hall
Auenbruggerplatz 25, 8036 Graz, Austria


Joint Conference


Time Location

March 25th to 27th, 2009

Brussels, Belgium