The E-learning training module on Biobanking aims to promote good biobanking practices and educate biobanking laboratory technicians about working with virus collections.
- Authors: Florence Pradel & Nicolas Steenkeste
- Publisher: Mérieux Foundation
- Language: English
- Theme: Biobanking
From scientific concepts to actual practice provides an introduction to the concept of biobanking.
Collection of samples is about ethics, good practices for sample collection, and data collection.
Regulations and shipment of biological and potentially infectious substances explains the basic concepts behind virus shipments as well as IATA shipping guidelines.
Biosafety level assessment provides information about the classification of infectious microorganisms by risk group and explains measures for the protection for laboratory personnel, the environment and the local community.
Virus isolation in cell cultures and Health & Safety explores the factors affecting virus isolation, the different types of cells used for virus isolation, and viral strain characterization.
Storage of a virus collection describes the methods of long-term virus preservation and how to manage a virus collection. It includes a 6-minute video about the process of freeze-drying.