UK Biobanking Showcase 2019

Logo for 2019 UK Biobanking Showcase with 5th anniversary banner

Back for its 5th year, the UK Biobanking Showcase is the premier event for all those working in the human tissue sector.


The UK Biobanking Showcase 2019 is proudly sponsored by:

Agenda and Speakers

The UK Biobanking Showcase provisional agenda is available as a PDF or in text format. A full confirmed agenda and list of speakers will be available soon.

We are planning a celebratory pre-conference dinner on the 18th November at 7 PM. Book your spot when registering to attend the Showcase. There is limited availability, so register soon to avoid disappointment.

We will also be holding a free workshop on the 18th November from 4:00 to 5:30 PM on "Making your resource visible: help and tips for registration".

We are organising for delegates to receive 5 CPD credits from the Royal College of Pathologists for attendance.


The De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham is the most conveniently located accommodation, as it is situated just next to the event venue.

Contact us for more details on booking a room at the hotel, including for the block reservation code.

Front view of De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham, UK

Biobank of the Year Award

The UK Biobank of the Year Award recognises the sterling work of human tissue resources in biobanking and seeks to recognise the ones that support significant research output.

The winner of the 2019 UK Biobank of the Year Award will be announced at the UK Biobanking Showcase.

Biobank of the year award logo

Entries are open to any fully registered resource on the UKCRC Tissue Directory.  Applicants can learn more about the award and download an application for entry.

Please contact us with any questions about applying and how the applications will be judged. The application deadline is 10th October 2019.

Read about last year's winner, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), and the runner-up, the UK ME/CFS Biobank.

2019 award proudly sponsored by:

Abstracts welcome for special edition journal

We are working with Biopreservation and Biobanking to produce a special edition journal dedicated to UK biobanking. Please get in touch if you would like to contribute to the volume.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and the full submission guidance can be found on the journal's website.

UK Biobanking Showcase Conference App

We will be launching our conference app one month before the event, for in-browser use on laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The conference app will provide for an opportunity to get to know other delegates before the event and access key information on the day. It will include:

  • location and joining details,
  • agenda,
  • speaker bios and materials,
  • delegate list,
  • exhibitor and sponsor information,
  • discussion forums,
  • live polling facility, and
  • private messaging.
Screenshot of the conference app on a smartphone screen with icons denoting app functionality

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

All of our exhibitor spaces have been booked, however we are keeping a waiting list in the event of additional exhibition space becoming available.

Please contact us if you are interested in exhibiting at the event!