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 agenda is available as a PDF or in text format.

Read about our fantastic line-up of speakers here!

We are celebrating our 5th anniversary with a pre-conference dinner on the 18th November at 7 PM, and you will be able to choose your starter, main, and dessert in advance.  You can book your spot when registering to attend the Showcase, so register soon to avoid disappointment since there is limited availability. *** Dinner registration deadline has now passed ***

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".

Delegates can receive 5 CPD credits from the Royal College of Pathologists for attendance.

Venue and Nottingham Travel Information

The main Showcase day (Tues., 19th November) will be held at:

De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre
Beeston Lane
The University of Nottingham

The celebratory dinner (Mon., 18th November) will be held in Bramleys Brasserie and Bar at the De Vere Orchard Hotel.

The Orchard Hotel is situated immediately next to the main event venue.

See travel options and more information about Nottingham.

Read venue and content accessibility information.

Front view of De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham, UK

UK Biobanking Showcase Conference App

Our conference app is now live and is available for in-browser use on laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The conference app provides an opportunity to get to know other delegates before the event and access key information on the day.

It includes:

  • 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

Biobank of the Year Award

*** Application deadline has now passed ***

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 now 14th October 2019 at 5 PM!

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:

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

We are pleased to now be offering two new sponsorship opportunities, one for the celebratory 5th anniversary dinner on the 18th November and one for the drinks reception on the 19th November!

All of our exhibitor tables 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 sponsoring or exhibiting at the event.