UK Biobanking Showcase 2016 The UKCRC TDCC’s annual meeting was held on 16th November, at the Kia Oval in London. UK Biobanking Showcase was a unique opportunity to bring together all stakeholders in the field. The day kicked off with a brief introductory video on the centre; Prof. Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at The University of Nottingham then opened the day with her thoughts on the initiative stating that humans… Read More »UK Biobanking Showcase 2016
UK Biobank of the year 2016 – shortlist announced! We are dedicated to promoting Biobanks and tissue custodians that go above and beyond in facilitating ground breaking research. We have asked researchers to nominate biobanks that have made their work possible. The shortlisted Biobanks for 2016 are: ALSPAC CCLG Tissue Bank Ethical Tissue Generation Scotland UK primary Sjogren’s syndrome Registry Northern Ireland Biobank Candidates were shortlisted based on their contribution… Read More »UK Biobank of the year 2016 – shortlist announced!
The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Medical Research
On the 25th October, The UKCRC Tissue Coordination Centre attended an event in parliament organised by The University of Nottingham. The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Medical Research was ran as part of Nottingham in Parliament day. The day saw more than 2,500 guests gather at 45 events across Parliament, celebrating all that is great about Nottingham. Read More »The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Medical Research
Working together: Collaboration in the cancer biobanking landscape On 17th October, the UKCRC TDCC attended the Confederation of Cancer Biobanks (CCB) and CM-Path’s joint meeting ‘Working together: Collaboration in the cancer biobanking landscape’. The day was a great opportunity to bring together colleagues from throughout the UK to discuss the challenges and opportunities currently developing in the Cancer landscape. Dr Phil Quinlan presenting UKCRC TDCC The Confederation of Cancer Biobanks… Read More »Working together: Collaboration in the cancer biobanking landscape
Nottingham takes Biobanking to Parliament The University of Nottingham will be taking Biobanking to Parliament next month. The UK Biobanking Timebomb: Maintaining Public Trust in Medical Research will be held at 2.30pm on the 25th October in Westminster as part of Nottingham in Parliament day. The day will be a celebration of the leadership the UK has shown in this field but also seeking improvements that can facilitate a… Read More »Nottingham takes Biobanking to Parliament
UKCRC TDCC attends Europe Biobank Week 2016 The UKCRC Tissue Coordination Cente attended Europe Biobank Week last week in its capacity as BBMRI.uk. The event was jointly organized by ESBB and BBMRI-ERIC and was a great opportunity to meet with the global biobank community. The week kicked off with a string quartet to reflect Vienna’s musical connections (right). Highlights included lots of discussions on quality, kicked off by Alain… Read More »UKCRC TDCC attends Europe Biobank Week 2016
Spotlight on: Ethical Tissue Name: Ethical Tissue Location: University of Bradford What is your biobank for? One of our main objectives is utilising tissue for cutting edge research. It is vital that researchers get the necessary tissue to take the scientific and medical world forward in their ideas and developments in both medicine and technology. This tissue is the future. Tell us about Ethical Tissue: ‘We have been developing a… Read More »Spotlight on: Ethical Tissue
The UKCRC Tissue Directory is now Live! The UKCRC Tissue Directory is now live for medical researchers wanting to source human tissue for their studies. The Directory is intended to be a first port of call for researchers needing human samples; it has functionality to search for both collections and capabilities. This means if it doesn’t return what you need you can search for platforms with the potential to source… Read More »The UKCRC Tissue Directory is now Live!
Spotlight on: Ana Rio-Machin Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher at Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London Research Project: Ana researches the genetic alterations (mutations) that are inherited in families who have leukaemia without a known cause, within a Bloodwise funded programme; ‘Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) familial cases, where two or more affected individuals are found in the same family, are rare but represent a high-risk group of patients… Read More »Spotlight on: Ana Rio-Machin
Biobank of the Year Awards 2016
Nominations for this awards are now closed.
We are keen to promote and encourage Biobanks that go above and beyond in facilitating ground breaking research. We therefore encourage researchers to nominate biobanks that have made their work possible. Shortlisted candidates will be presented at our annual meeting UK Biobanking Showcase and participants can then vote for the winner. The winner will be announced and prize awarded on the day.Read More »Biobank of the Year Awards 2016