Biobanking

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
8
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
VET/09 VET/10
Language
English
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to understand the founding principles of current systems of cell, organ and scaffold preservation. Scientific knowledge on cryobiology and cryobanking of germ cells, as a valuable tool for fertility preservation and storage of genetic resources are provided. The standard procedures of organ and homograft procurement and storage and the basic principles that regulate tissue and organ scaffolding, focusing on scaffold sterilization and storage, are also given. Students experience the work in a CryoLab for the application of highly efficient protocols for cryostorage of gametes, embryos and gonadal tissue and practice on homograft preparation and procedures of organ preservation, including organ perfusion, as well as on the principal steps of scaffold preparation and banking.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Modulo: Cryobiology for fertility preservation
VET/10 - VETERINARY CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 18 hours
Modulo: Homograft and organ banking 1
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 18 hours
Professor: Acocella Fabio
Modulo: Homograft and organ banking 2
VET/09 - VETERINARY CLINICAL SURGERY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Brizzola Stefano
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Cryobiology for fertility preservation
Syllabus
Fundamentals of cryobiology
Cryopreservation of spermatozoa
Cryopreservation of oocytes/embryos
Cryopreservation of testicular/ovarian tissue
Experience in a CryoLab
Modulo: Homograft and organ banking 1
Syllabus
· Homograft:
- definition, concept and type of
- preparation (Lab)
- storage (Lab)
- evaluation (Lab)
· Organ Banking:
- definition, concept and type of
- preparation (Lab)
- storage (Lab)
- evaluation (Lab)
Modulo: Homograft and organ banking 2
Syllabus
· Scaffold
- definition, concept and type of
- fresh scaffold characteristic (Lab)
- storage (Lab)
- mechanical properties before and after storage
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Modulo: Cryobiology for fertility preservation
Syllabus
Fundamentals of cryobiology
Cryopreservation of spermatozoa
Cryopreservation of oocytes/embryos
Cryopreservation of testicular/ovarian tissue
Experience in a CryoLab
Modulo: Homograft and organ banking 1
Syllabus
· Homograft:
- definition, concept and type of
- preparation (Lab)
- storage (Lab)
- evaluation (Lab)
· Organ Banking:
- definition, concept and type of
- preparation (Lab)
- storage (Lab)
- evaluation (Lab)
Modulo: Homograft and organ banking 2
Syllabus
· Scaffold
- definition, concept and type of
- fresh scaffold characteristic (Lab)
- storage (Lab)
- mechanical properties before and after storage
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi