Workshop “Handling of biological samples”

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Mexico City/ Monday, July 18, 2011

Within the series of academic activities will be conducted during the second half of 2011 under the framework of Slim Initiative in Genomic Medicine, with participation by the Carlos Slim Health Institute, the Broad Institute and INMEGEN, on 18 and 19 July is the Workshop “Handling of biological samples” in The National Institute of Genomic Medicine.

The course was inaugurated by Dr. Maria de los Angeles Fernandez, Director of Education and Outreach of INMEGEN, Dr. Marisa Cortes, Coordinator of the Slim Initiative in Genomic Medicine and Dr. Miguel Betancourt, Director of Global Solutions of the Carlos Slim Health Institute.

During the inauguration was attended by the Broad Institute Kristin Ardlie, Stacey Donnelly, Sue Flinn, Alex Mahan and Scott Thompson; and from Mexico Dr. Ruben Lisker, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán, Dr. Alessandra Carnevale, Director of Research INMEGEN and MSc. Garbiñe Saruwatari, Head of the Center for Legal Studies and Social Ethics at the National Institute of Genomic Medicine, who through a series of talks and activities will show the over 180 attendees the importance of the process of collecting samples, the computer approach and solutions, using new technologies and the management of resources and funding.

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