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Sharon King

Spotlight on: Dr Sharon King

Spotlight on: Dr Sharon King Dr Sharon King is Manager of the Tayside Biorepository in Dundee. The Tayside Biorepository is part of a wider Scottish Biorepository Network supported by the Chief Scientist Office. Sharon has worked within a variety of translational based projects using human tissues, including PLK1 repression in breast cancer where she was awarded the Sir Alistair Currie Prize for her work. Here, she tells us about her current role, what… Read More »Spotlight on: Dr Sharon King

UK Biobanking Showcase Agenda 2018

09.30 – 10.00 Registration Session 1 Latest Developments in Biobanking 10.00 – 10.05 UKCRC TDCC Introduction 10.05 – 10.20 UKCRC Tissue Directory development update Phil Quinlan and Matt Styles, University of Nottingham 10.20 – 10.35 UKCRC Tissue Platforms for Engagement Emma Lawrence and Jessica Sims, UCL 10.35 – 10.55 Consent to use human samples and linked health data in research – results Amanda Hunn, Health Research Authority 10.55 – 11.20… Read More »UK Biobanking Showcase Agenda 2018

Prof Andrew Morris

Spotlight on: Professor Andrew Morris

Spotlight on: Professor Andrew Morris Professor Andrew Morris is the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). He is seconded from his position as Professor of Medicine, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this Andrew was Dean of Medicine at the University of Dundee and Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government (2012-2017).  His research interests span informatics and chronic diseases.  Here,… Read More »Spotlight on: Professor Andrew Morris

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The national data opt-out

The national data opt-out In order to make the samples you donate really useful for research, Biobanks need to link them to data about you. Recently there has been changes to the control you have over this data. We talk to Alison Stone and Chris Carrigan from the patient movement use MY data to find out more about the national data opt-out… What is the national data opt-out? The national… Read More »The national data opt-out

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The (CM)-Path to quality Biobanking

CM-Path hosted a workshop on sample quality in biobanking and promoting best practice Research Engagement Manager, Emma Lawrence reports back on the workshop. Although I had used human samples in research in the past I had never given much thought to what makes a ‘good quality sample’. This week I attended the NCRI CM-Path initiative’s “Biobanking best practices workshop” to find out about their new quality improvement tool. I found… Read More »The (CM)-Path to quality Biobanking

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UK Biobanking Showcase 2018: date announced

The UKCRC TDCC have confirmed the date of their annual meeting, UK Biobanking Showcase 2018. The event will be held on the 27th November at a brand new location in central London. Expect more interactive talks, debates and an up to date picture of Biobanking in the UK and beyond. Topics will include sustainability planning, quality and recognition and an update from BBMRI-ERIC. The winner of UK Biobank of the… Read More »UK Biobanking Showcase 2018: date announced

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Making new treatments possible in Riga

Riga old town (Creative Comms Licence, David Holt) Making new treatments possible in Riga In March BBMRI-ERIC members from all over Europe met in Riga for a management update. UKCRC TDCC Research Engagement Manger, Emma Lawrence reports back on the meetings events. The meetings are an opportunity for the national nodes to meet and talk about progress and developments in the field. This meeting I learnt a lot about the… Read More »Making new treatments possible in Riga

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UK Biobank of the year award 2018

UK Biobank of the year award 2018 The UKCRC TDCC is dedicated to supporting and promoting those who provide researchers with fit-for-purpose samples and data in the UK. The UK Biobank of the Year Award recognises the sterling work of human tissue resources in biobanking and seeks to recognise the one that has supported significant research output. Human tissue resources (HTR; for example, biobanks, biorepositories, cohort studies, clinical trials; etc.)… Read More »UK Biobank of the year award 2018

Spotlight on: Emma Lawrence

Spotlight on: Emma Lawrence In our latest blog post we meet Engagement Manager, Research, Dr Emma Lawrence to find out more about her role and future work at the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC). What is your role and what does it involve? My job title is Engagement Manager for Research. It’s my job to make sure that the UKCRC Tissue Directory is as useful and relevant… Read More »Spotlight on: Emma Lawrence

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Finding out what makes researchers tick

Finding out what makes researchers tick Here at the UKCRC TDCC we want to help researchers use human samples in their research. In order to do this we are undertaking some research of our own! In 2016 the UKCRC TDCC launched the UK’s first cross disease sample register to help researchers find existing samples. Since then the resource has been developed in response to feedback we have received from the… Read More »Finding out what makes researchers tick