Open Access Biobanks at UCL

20 February 2013

18th April

Institute of Child Health

Kennedy Lecture Theatre


Come to the Open Access Biobanks@UCL event on 18 April and find out more about the biobank resources available at UCL. The day, which is hosted by the UCL Reproduction and Development Domain, marks the launch of the new UCL BioResource.

There are a range of biobanks at UCL providing services and access to a range of sample types, this if your chance to find out more about biobanking, what is available and some of the work being done using human tissue.

The UCL BioResource is one of 7 centres which will form part of the NIHR National BioResource. The UCL BioRescource will have access to samples and data from 10,000 of the unique population of volunteers and patients, from UCL and partner hospitals, who have consented to be recalled for further studies according to genotype and phenotype. This will provide a powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms, and characterising the benefits and limitations of emerging therapies

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9:15 Registration
Prof Adrienne Flanagan
UCL Human Tissue Authority License Holder
9:45 Dr Kirstin Goldring
Introduction to Biobanking
Prof Nick Wood
Launch of UCL Bioresource
Dr Sayeda Abu-Amero
Baby Biobank
Coffee Break
Dr Christina Thirwell
RFL Biobank user NeuroEndocrine Tumour Bank
Dr Elaina Lacerda
RFL Biobank user ME/CFS Biobank
12:30 Lunch
Sponsors Talk
14:00 Prof Gudrun Moore
Reproduction and Development Domain
Dr Amir Gander
Tissue Access for Patient Benefit
Patient Perspective
Mars Bai/ Dr Chris Williams
Role of UCL Business
15:20 Institute of Neurology and Queen Square Resources:
  • Professor Tamas Revesz
Queen Square Brain Bank
  • Dr Rahul Phadke
MRC muscle Biobank, ION
  • Prof Sebastian Brandner
Brain Tumour tissue resource, ION
  • Dr Maria Thom
Epilepsy Tissue Bank, ION
16:00 Prof Graham Hart UCL Population Health Sciences Closing Comments

Drinks reception