Durrer Center provides a number of services for (multi-centre) research projects. These services include:

  • Biobanking:
    • cryo storage for +4℃, -20℃, -80℃ and -196℃_DSC1461
    • lab facilities for receiving and distributing samples
    • web based sample tracking / storage system
    • virtual registry of existing collections
    • website with overview of collected materials plus basic descriptive information (new)

 

  • Logistic support:
    • infrastructure for collecting and distributing samples
    • equipment for transporting samples (+4℃, -20℃, -80℃ and -196℃)

 

  • Research support:sideimage-2
    • molecular biology: access to state of the art lab facilities including most techniques for research focused on molecular biology (e.g. robotized DNA extraction, quality/quantity check on DNA/RNA, Sanger sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing (Roche/Solexa), gene expression analyses (quantitative PCR), genotyping (e.g. Taqman), copy number variation analyses (MLPA, qPCR), whole genome DNA amplification)
    • bio-informatics: expertise and hardware for doing elaborate statistical analysis on several different output formats or complex genetics analysis (e.g. GWAS)

 

  • Legal-ethical support:
    • assistance in arranging documents on informed consent, material transfer and contracts._DSC1465
    • possibility to consult a qualified legal expert for questions pertaining to legal or ethical issues
    • collect documentation necessary for legal and ethical aspects of sample collection and storage

 

  • Trial management:
    • development of formats for registries and standard e-CRF for clinical data collection