OpenSpecimen Biobanking Workshop

Hosted by AXT, The Lowy Biorepository and Krishagni Solutions

This workshop is designed for users or potential users of OpenSpecimen and gives you the opportunity to share experiences with other users. It will also allow you to speak to Krishagni Solutions, the architects of OpenSpecimen so you can influence how OpenSpecimen evolves.

Come and speak to other OpenSpecimen users and share your experiences. This also provides you the chance to speak to the developers about features and functionalities you would like OpenSpecimen to have in the future.


The OpenSpecimen workshop will be held on October 28, immediately following the ABNA conference.

Limited seats available, book now to avoid disappointment.

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The workshop will be held at the Lowy Biorepository at the University of New South Wales. The Lowy Biorepository is located only a short distance from the Crown Plaza where the ABNA conference is being held. It is also only a short distance from Sydney airport for any interstate visitors,


9.00 - 9.10 amDesley Pitcher, National Sales Manager - Life Science, AXTWelcome Address
9.10 - 9.45 amAnusha Hettiarachi, Biobank Manager, UNSWKeynote - Adoption of Biobanking Informatics Over the Years
9.45 - 10.45 amPoornima Govindrao, Product Manager, KrishagniCurrent Status of OpenSpecimen
Introduction, features, live demonstrations and discussions
10.45 - 11.00 amMorning Tea
11.00 - 11.30 amNina Paleracio, Biobank Manager, Victorian Cancer BiobankBiobanking LIMS evaluation and why OpenSpecimen
11.30 - 12.00 pmTBCAdopter Talk 2
12.00 - 1.15 pmLunch
1.15 - 1.45 pmPoornima Govindrao, Product Manager, KrishagniHow high throughput biobanks are using OpenSpecimen
Case studies - Stanford University and University of Leicester
1.45 - 2.15 pmTBCAdopter Talk 3
2.15 - 2.30 pmAfternoon Tea
2.30 - 3.00 pmPoornima Govindrao, Product Manager, KrishagniIntegration with other Databases and Instruments
3.00 - 3.30 pmOpen Discussion
3.30 - 4.15Facility Tour - Lowy Biorepository