Sep
19
Do
ADLERSHOFER KOLLOQUIUM Analytik: New strategies for clinical analysis via dried matrix spots @ Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Gebäude 8.05 / Lecture Hall
Sep 19 um 14:00

In recent years, the use of dried matrix spots (DMS), in general, and of dried blood spots (DBS), in particular, has substantially increased. These clinical specimens are formed when depositing a few droplets of the biological fluid subject to analysis (e.g., blood) onto a suitable clinical filter paper. While this minimally invasive sampling technique was already proposed many years (1963) ago by Guthrie and Susi to screen newborns for phenylketonuria, in the last decade its use has been applied to many other situations.

The reasons for this are related to the different benefits that such strategy brings about. In addition to the small sample requirement (a few droplets) and the minimally invasive nature of this strategy, which is essential for instance when the target is a newborn, since venipuncture is not suitable for them, there are other significant benefits. In fact, it has been demonstrated that the resulting DBS, precisely since water has been removed, it is much more stable and several can be stored for at least months without the need of special refrigerators, therefore making DBS ideal for biobanks. Also, when screening of large areas in less developed countries is intended, this is a very attractive approach, as it enables sampling a large population with a mobile station and send the DBS to the lab by mail. In fact, for patients with chronic disorders, it is possible to obtain the DBS in their own houses and send them to the lab as well.

Despite all these benefits, there are some challenges associated with the analysis of these types of samples, particularly when quantitative information is aimed at. In this presentation, different ways to produce DBS will be introduced and compared, with the ultimately goal of obtaining elemental information.

Sep
20
Fr
I, Scientist Conference @ Technische Universität Berlin - Hauptgebäude (Main Building)
Sep 20 ganztägig

I, Scientist conference on gender, career paths and networking, to be held on 20-21 September 2019 at TU Berlin.

The conference is designed by and for (PhD-) students and young researchers. Our mission is to increase the visibility of female and queer role models, introduce you to a variety of career options, and give you a dedicated time for networking and establishing useful contacts.

Conference highlights include inspiring talks by female and queer scientists about their life and career paths, various exciting networking events and a special career speed dating event. Sessions will focus on power abuse and harassment, being queer in science, mental health, bias and stereotypes.

To raise awareness of unconscious gender-based biases, detect obstacles and find solutions regarding gender imbalance and combining family life and a career, a dialogue between all genders is needed. Therefore, all genders are welcome to attend!
Registration is open via https://www.iscientist.berlin.

Sep
21
Sa
I, Scientist Conference @ Technische Universität Berlin - Hauptgebäude (Main Building)
Sep 21 ganztägig

I, Scientist conference on gender, career paths and networking, to be held on 20-21 September 2019 at TU Berlin.

The conference is designed by and for (PhD-) students and young researchers. Our mission is to increase the visibility of female and queer role models, introduce you to a variety of career options, and give you a dedicated time for networking and establishing useful contacts.

Conference highlights include inspiring talks by female and queer scientists about their life and career paths, various exciting networking events and a special career speed dating event. Sessions will focus on power abuse and harassment, being queer in science, mental health, bias and stereotypes.

To raise awareness of unconscious gender-based biases, detect obstacles and find solutions regarding gender imbalance and combining family life and a career, a dialogue between all genders is needed. Therefore, all genders are welcome to attend!
Registration is open via https://www.iscientist.berlin.