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UK Biobanking Showcase 2020

UK Biobanking Showcase 2020 12th – 16th October 2020, online. Save the date Registration opens in August, watch this space! UK Biobanking Showcase 2020 Organised by the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre, the UK Biobanking Showcase is the UK’s leading event for those who work in biobanking and human tissue research. Unique Online Space Our move online will not change the interactive nature of the event! Our unique web… Read More »UK Biobanking Showcase 2020

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What does sample access in the UK look like today?

What does sample access in the UK look like today? Fourteen years since the Human Tissue Act was bought into law in the UK what does sample access look like and what can be done to improve it? We summarise new research published by the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC). Accessing samples: a mixture of routes Self-collection is still a major route to human samples for research according… Read More »What does sample access in the UK look like today?

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UK Biobank of the Year Award 2019

We’re pleased to announce that applications for UK Biobank of the Year 2019 are now open! Now in its 4th year, the award recognises human sample resources who have added significant value to high impact research.

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UK Biobanking Showcase 2018

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC) held its annual meeting, UK Biobanking Showcase, on the 27th November. This year, the main themes included sustainability, quality and data management.

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Spotlight on: Erik Steinfelder

Spotlight on: Erik Steinfelder Erik Steinfelder is Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. Erik has completed a Bsc in Analytical Chemistry and a course in Foundations of Management. In 2008, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific and as first Biobank Commercial Leader EMEA, he went on to head the complete biobank portfolio and range of activities. Additionally, between 2014 and 2017, he was President-elect, President and past President of ESBB, the European, Middle… Read More »Spotlight on: Erik Steinfelder

Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms

Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms We check in with our primary sponsor, BC Platforms to find out what they can offer Biobanks and what you can speak to them about at UK Biobanking Showcase this year. In a nutshell, who are BC Platforms? BC Platforms is a bioinformatics company specializing in secure genomic data management and interpretation. From Data to Personalized Health, we bring doctors, scientists, bioinformaticians, data managers, and… Read More »Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms

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Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week

Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week 2018 The European and Middle Eastern Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) and BBMRI-ERIC jointly held Europe Biobank Week (EBW) this September. Emma Lawrence, UKCRC TDCC Research engagement manager reports back on the week’s events. I attended Europe Biobank Week on behalf of the UKCRC TDCC this month. It was held in Antwerp, a pretty city in the north of Belgium. The conference venue was… Read More »Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week