IARC Workshop – as part of the ARICE project

Dr. Zisis Kozlakidis, Head of Laboratory Support, Biobanking, and Services at the IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organization, hosted a workshop in Lyon, France, as part of the Twinning for the Armenian Research Infrastructure on Cancer Research (ARICE Armenia) project.

The workshop was held on 15–17 May, with participants from Yerevan State Medical University named after Mkhitar Heratsi (Armenia), Charles University (Czechia), and Medizinische Universität Graz (Austria).

Presentation of the Nutrition and Metabolism branch, visit to pathology laboratory, presentation on the WHO classification of tumors series, visit to the Centre Leon Berard cancer hospital, as well as presentations about biobanking were included on the agenda of the workshop.

The goal of the ARICE project is to significantly increase the scientific and technological capacity of Yerevan State Medical University, with a focus on developing infrastructure for clinical genetic research and in particular on targeting the collection, governance, and use of biological material, and the data integration for downstream analyses.