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Wednesday, March 6 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Biobanks: Key-Resources for the Advancement of Biotechnology and Human Health FULL

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Revealing the molecular basis of diseases will depend critically on the availability of well-documented, high quality biological samples from large numbers of patients and healthy persons, collected and made available by biobanks. Human biological samples, including associated medical and molecular data are key resources in unraveling genetic and environmental factors causing diseases and influencing their outcome. These resources are required for development of new solutions to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The pan-European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) will further develop and provide access to these key resources in a quality controlled and ethically and legally compliant manner. Although BBMRI-ERIC is a European initiative much emphasis is placed on global cooperation and the development of globally harmonized biobanking-related processes and standards.
BBMRI-ERIC builds on OECD guidelines pertinent to biobanking and should become the European part of global biological resource centres network (GBRCN) as specified by OECD.

This seminar will present BBMRI-ERIC as well as several other leading biobanking initiatives in Europe and outside of Europe. Key measures to improve international collaboration and interoperability of biobanks will be discussed.




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Jennifer Harris

Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Dr. Jennifer Harris is a Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo Norway where she leads the program in genetic epidemiology. She has interdisciplinary training in life-span development, genetics, behavior and epidemiology. Since 2000 she has also been... Read More →

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Anne Cambon-Thomsen

Director of Research in CNRS (French national centre for scientific research)
Anne Cambon-Thomsen, MD, is Director of Research in CNRS (French national centre for scientific research) working in a research Unit on epidemiology and public health at Inserm (National Institute for Health and Medical Research), and University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Faculty... Read More →
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Georges Dagher

Research director, INSERM
Georges Dagher, senior investigator at Inserm (Paris, France) accomplished most of his career in pathophysiological and clinical research at Necker Hospital (1979-1984), College de France (1985-1993) and Faculty of medicine Broussais-Hotel Dieu (1994-2004). He joined the Physiological... Read More →
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Monica Ensini

Scientific Direcotr EURORDIS
Monica Ensini holds a PhD in Neurobiology obtained from the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy. During her postdoctoral training at Columbia University (New York, USA) she focused her research studies on the development of the vertebrate motor system. Subsequently... Read More →
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Isabel Fortier

Director of Research and Development P3G Consortium
Dr Isabel Fortier is researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre where she leads the Maelstrom Research and DataSHaPER programs. These initiatives aim to develop and provide the research community from diverse disciplines with resources (expertise... Read More →
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Peadar Mac Gabhann

Director, Biostór Ireland
In the last 5 years Peadar has founded & developed two Life Science companies. Biostór, Ireland’s first independent Tissue Establishment, licensed by the Irish Medicines Board under the EU Tissue & Cells Directives & provides certified storage & distribution services to hospitals/clinics... Read More →
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Rongxing Gan

Director of Shanghai Clinical Research Center
Dr. Rongxing Gan, Director of Shanghai Clinical Research Center (SCRC), has more than 20 years’ experience in research and development in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, technology transfer, business development and venture capital. He has been the vice president of the leading... Read More →

Marianne Henderson

Former ISBER President, NCI
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Bartha Maria Knoppers

Professor, McGill University, Centre of Genomics and Policy, PhD
(she/her) Bartha Maria Knoppers, PhD. (Comparative Medical Law), Full Professor, Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine and Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University. Chair: Ethics and Governance Committee of the ICGC (2009-2017); Co-Chair; Regulatory and... Read More →
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Rita Lawlor

President ESBB, European, Middle Eastern and African Society of Biopreservation and Biobanking, European, Middle Eastern and African Society of Biopreservation and Biobanking
Rita Lawlor is president of ESBB, the European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking, www.esbb.org. She is founder and the project manager of the ARC-NET (www.arc-net.it) cancer research centre at the University of Verona, Italy. She project manag... Read More →
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Markus Perola

Coordinator BBMRI-LPC
Dr. Perola is leading the Quantitative Genetics-group in the Public Health Genomics Unit, at the National Institute of Health and Welfare, Finland and a visiting professor in University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Project, Estonia. His studies have from been focusing on the genetics... Read More →
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Ronald Stolk

See www.rug.nl/research/epidemiology/stolk
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Kurt Zatloukal

Professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D. is professor of Pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria. He coordinated the preparatory phase of the European biobanking and biomolecular research infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) within the 7th EU framework programme. In this context it was crucial to... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm CET
European Parliament A3F383

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