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Biobank and Data Storage for Biomedical Research
Morocco (IFMSA-Morocco), Faculty of Medicine of Oujda, University of Mohamed the First, Oujda
Medical Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda
Professor Mohammed Bellaoui
Professor Mohammed Bellaoui, Ph. D.
English , French , Arabic
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The Tissue Bank collects and stores tissue, blood, extracted DNA and other samples. The purpose of a Tissue Bank is to conserve tissue so that samples in sufficient numbers are ready when they are needed. Research with the Tissue Bank can help scientists to find out more about what causes certain diseases, how to prevent them, and how to treat them. Therefore, biomedical research depends upon a steady supply of tissue from patients. Associated with the Tissue Bank is the collection of relevant medical history and clinical information of people who have donated tissue samples. This information will be collected and kept private and confidential.
The aim of our project is to establish a Biobank and Data Storage for Biomedical Research at the FMPO. This project would help building research capacity in medical genetics at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda and monitoring and diagnosing genetic diseases that are common in eastern Morocco.
What is the aim of the project?
Learn the whole procedure of Biobanking from sample preparation to assessing sample quality during the storage.
What techniques and methods are used?
Sample preparation Storage of frozen tissue DNA extraction and quantification DNA quality control RNA extraction and quantification Assessing RNA quality
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Observe and learn the whole procedure of Biobanking from sample preparation to assessing sample quality during the storage
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, and basic lab skills.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- "Biological sample collection and processing for molecular epidemiological studies"; Nina T Holland; Martyn T Smith; Brenda Eskenazi; Maria Bastaki.
- "The role of tumor banking and related informatics (From Expression Profiling of Human Tumors: Diagnostic and Research Applications)"; Stephen J. Qualman; Jay Bowen; Sandra Brewer-Swartz; Mary France.
- "Developing an institutional cancer biorepository for personalized medicine"; Angen Liu (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2013.12.015)
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