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2nd Masterclass in Biobanking

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RGCIRC Biorepository is the largest hospital based tumor repository in North India. We provide unparalleled sample resources to researchers in India and overseas both from academia and industry. We have a membership of good standing with International Society for Biological and Environmental Repository (ISBER).


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Theme Chilling Discoveries : Unveiling the secrets of cryobiology

Our mission is to help researchers find novel targets for cancer therapy/developing better diagnostic tools and newer drug therapies. Apart from being pioneers in the field of Indian biobanking we also aim to promote learnings in biobanks through a series of annual academic masterclasses .These series will cover unexplored areas in Indian biobanking , annually . One such effort in the current year of 2023 is to  impart knowledge on the cellular basics of biobanking for better biobanking practices.

Cryobiology forms the scientific basis of cryopreservation and biobanking. Cryopreservation is the most effective method of long term storage of biological material including cells, tissues and even organs. Understanding cellular behavior’s at low temperatures can help optimize biobanking practices. So this masterclass is themed as, Chilling Discoveries: Unveiling the secrets of cryobiology which aims to cover the  niche area of cryobiology,   relatively unexplored in the Indian Biobanking setting. This masterclass will upskill the biobanking fraternity and will also set the stage for exploring newer avenues .








Theme: Chilling Discoveries: Unveiling the secrets of cryobiology.28th November 2023, New Delhi


08:30 am – 09:30 am  – Registration
09:30 am –10:30 am – Welcome address  and Inaugural  Function
Session 1 Basics in Cryopreservation
10:30 am – 11.15 am Mechanism of Cryoinjury in Cells.
Keynote Speaker – Dr Sneha Joshi, Research Head and Senior Scientist, Centre for Translational Cancer Research, Pune.
11.15 am – 12.00 pm State of the art techniques for preserving the tumor tissues for the best quality profiling data
Speaker – Dr Madhura Kulkarni, DBT-Ramalingaswami Fellow & Senior Scientist, Centre for Translational Cancer Research , Pune.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm HIGH TEA
Session 2 Applications of Cryopreservation in Biobanking
12:30 pm – 01.00 pm Impact of subzero and cryogenic temperatures on cell viability: Challenges with 3D cultures.
Speaker – Dr Savitha S Sharma, Senior Scientist, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore.
01:00 pm – 01:45 pm Long term banking of cellular therapy products-A real time industry experience.
Speaker – Dr Mrinalini Chaturvedi, President (Medical Affairs, R&D), Cryoviva Biotech Pvt. Ltd
01:45 pm – 03:00 pm LUNCH
Session 3 Innovations in Cryostorage
03:00 pm –03:45 pm Innovations in Cryostorage for a Cold Revolution
Speaker – Mr Denis Coulet, Director Sales & Marketing, Hamilton Storage, EMEA and Asia
03:45 pm – 04:30 pm Life@- 80  deg : How to choose the right deep freezer?
Speaker-Mr Kushagra Mohan , Regional Head , Eppendorf
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm TEA
05:00 pm onwards Photo Session , RGCIRC Biobank Site visit


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Dr. Anurag Mehta
Organizing Secretary
Dr. Juhi Tayal
Organizing Secretariat
Mr. Deepak
Ms. Archana
Ms. Bhavya
Ms. Arunima
Ms. Komal
Ms. Manveen

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