The TDCC Fireside chat series

The TDCC Fireside Chat series

Following on from the success of the 2020 Biobanking Showcase meet-ups, The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) is starting a new series of informal online chats. The aim is to provide the opportunity to meet and discuss topics with fellow biobankers. Each session will have a theme and "special guest" but these sessions are not formal presentations with a slide deck. These sessions are a chance to understand another experts specialism or expertise and to ask questions. They are intended to provide a forum for Biobankers to meet each other and exchange tips. Scheduled for every-other month with a break for the summer, we will update this page when new topics are confirmed. Please register using the links below and get in touch if you'd like to volunteer to host a session.

February - Supplying fresh tissue at CBTM

This session we meet Dr Krishnaa T. Mahbubani from the Cambridge Biorepository for Translational Medicine. Find out about how they procure fresh tissue samples from transplant donors.

25th February. 12pm (50mins).

April - Coordinating COVID-19 samples

Dr Sarah McDonald from the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) was responsible for establishing the ISARIC 4C Scottish biorepository; coordinating, cataloguing, and storing over 9000 COVID-19 samples since the beginning of the outbreak. Find out about some of the lessons they learned along the way.

29th April. 12pm (50mins)

June - TBC

Idea for a session or speaker? Contact us - we'd love to hear it.

June 2021 TBA.


The Autumn Series will be announced before the summer break, running from Sept -Dec 2021. Please let us know if you have any ideas or requests for session topics.

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