Biobanking ABC

One of the major aims of BBMRI-LPC is to share the experience and know-how of biobanking present in the  consortium to the prospective biobankers. We truly mean to help you in every way we can in this field. Our major tools for this are:
 

BBMRI-LPC Forum

The annual LPC Forum meeting is tailored for people from countries, where modern biobanking is at its starting level. However, we do welcome anyone interested in biobanking to join. We welcome scientific and political decision makers, senior and junior scientists, public and private actors; anybody with true interest for biobanking. We join together for a day or two and discuss relevant topics on biobanking. An important aspect is networking: here you meet fellow scientists and biobank professionals at various stages of biobanking, can exchange experiences and find new experts and collaborators to help your biobanking get to a new level!

NB! We offer limited funding for travel and accomodation to the Forum meetings for the prospective biobanking countries (mainly from Eastern Europe, but anyone may apply). The Forum has no entrance fee.

The BBMRI-LPC Forum meetings are themed :

  • The 1st BBMRI-LPC Forum (Sept 2013, Graz, Austria): BBMRI-LPC & BBMRI-ERIC
  • The 2nd  BBMRI-LPC Forum (Sept 2014, Tallinn, Estonia): Starting from Scratch
  • The 3rd BBMRI-LPC Forum (Sept 2015, Budapest, Hungary): Success & Access

For further information on the BBMRI-LPC Forum meetings, please click here
 

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BBMRI-LPC Practical Biobanking Workshops

Here we get our hands wet. These are meant for people, who really need practical advice in how they would arrange various aspects around their very own biobanking project. These are meant for people who really do or will work in a biobank. The themes vary as the course moves around Europe as according to the expertise of the hosting institute. We plan to have this as an annual event.

NB! We offer limited funding for travel and accomodation to the PB workshops for the prospective biobanking countries (mainly from Eastern Europe, but anyone may apply). The PB has no entrance fee.

The BBMRI-LPC Practical Biobanking workshops are themed:

 

The 1st BBMRI-LPC PB workshop (Sept 2013, Tartu, Estonia): Science in Biobanking

Presentations 

  1. Designing a study well makes your biobank work, Markus Perola, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  2. Building Finnish biobanks and biobanking infrastructure, Anu Jalanko, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  3. Biobanking and Whole Genome Sequencing, Thomas Meitinger, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  4. An Asian Approach to Genotyping Patients, Pauline Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  5. Recruitment, sample collection, sample preparation and privacy issues, Helene Alavere, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
  6. Diagnostic Exome Sequencing, Tiit Nikopensius, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
  7. IT-solutions, Erkki Leego, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
  8. Genetic studies of complex diseases, Tõnu Esko, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
  9. International biobank networks, ethical and legal landscape of biobanking, Eero Vuorio, Biocenter Finland, Finland
  10. Lessons from Lifelines, Harold Snieder, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
  11. Bioinformatic tools and solutions in Estonian Genome Center, Reedik Mägi, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
  12. Statistical analysis, Krista Fischer, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia

 

 The 2nd  BBMRI-LPC PB workshop (Sept 2014, Helsinki, Finland): Starting from Scratch

Presentations

  1. BBMRI-ERIC: What can we expect from international biobanking, Gert-Jan van Ommen, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
  2. FINRISK - successful combination of population health monitoring with research, Pekka Jousilahti, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  3. 50 Years of Finnish cohorts and the challenges of harmonization, Kaisa Silander, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  4. EHES - European Health Examination Survey, Kari Kuulasmaa, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  5. Running the Field - Dilgom cohort as an example, Annika Wennerström & Hanna Valtonen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  6. Sample handling and storage (DNA/RNA/Plasma), Päivi Laiho, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  7. Cell biobanking, Aija Kyttälä, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland 

 

 

 

The 3rd BBMRI-LPC PB workshop (26-28 August 2015, Tartu, Estonia): Biobanks, Data and Access

Presentations

  1.  Overview of the biobanks in Europe, Gert-Jan van Ommen, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
  2. Training the next generation of biobankers, Emmanuelle Cormally,
  3. ELSI, ethical and legal aspects in biobanking, Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag
  4. The costs and logistics of data storage - a THL/FIMM/CSC example, Markus Perola, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
  5. Genotyping and sequencing of large-scale datasets, Lili Milani
  6. Utilizing biobanks in biomedical research, Tönu Esko
  7. Sequencing data and imputing, Reedik Mägi
  8. Data storage, transfer and usage, Erkki Leego
  9. From biobanks to precision medicine, Andres Metspalu
  10. Bridging the unbridgeable in biobanking, Thomas Meitinger
  11. Lessons from LifeLines, Harold Snieder
  12. Opportunities provided but biobanks in a population isolate - Finland, Aarno Palotie

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Handbook for the Practical Biobanking

The BBMRI-LPC Handbook for Practical Biobanking (Deliverable 7.2) has been compiled and is available at the Members' Area of the BBMRI-LPC website. If you don't have access to the Members Area, please ask the BBMRI-LPC Coordination Office for the user name and password.

In this handbook  you can find relevant information (such as articles, presentations, etc.) about creating, managing & running and maintaining & sustaining a biobank. The Handbook is not a perfect guide through the biobanking process, but a collection of useful information around the biobanking issues.

Whether you are only thinking about creating a biobank or have already a fully functional one, we hope this handbook will offer you new thoughts and insights.

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BBMRI-LPC Biobanking Help Desk

Have a question about biobanking? Do not hesitate to contact us!
Our experts will answer you to their best knowledge or redirect you to the other experts on the field.
No fee, just ask!
BBMRI-LPC Biobanking Help Desk
 

 

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