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Leuven / Belgium 28 Aug 30 Aug

Liquid Biopsies & Cancer Symposium

The Leuven Cancer Institute (LKI) will be organising a symposium on liquid biopsies and cancer from 28 to 30 August 2017. The topics covered will include the foll more

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Athens / Greece 29 Aug 01 Sep

13th ESA Conference

There will be around 700 sessions by ESA’s 37 Research Networks as well as Research Streams, many semi-plenaries and plenaries, a special PhD workshop and of co more

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07 Sep

Web Conference: 05 WG5 QMS meeting, BBMRI-ERIC – Invitation to all Working Groups

Agenda: Welcome Presentation “QMS of the Liquid Biobank Bern” Carlo Largiadèr, Prof., Vice Director of the University Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Unive more

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08 Jun

Web Conference: 03 WG1/2 Tissue Meeting, invitation to all BBMRI-ERIC WG

Agenda: Welcome Presentation “External Quality Assurance Schemes (EQA) for biobanks and research labs” (Fay Betsou, Chief Scientific officer of IBBL integ more

August 3rd, 2017

Article co-authored by Jan-Eric Litton and Petr Holub among high-impact articles in Biopreservation and Biobanking

Jan-Eric Litton, BBMRI-ERIC Senior Adviser, and Petr Holub, BBMRI-ERIC IT/Data Protection Manager, are among the authors of an article titled Toward Global Bioban more

August 3rd, 2017

ESOF 2018 Toulouse: new calls for programme proposals opening soon

Founded in 2004 by EuroScience, a non-profit grassrots organisation for researchers in Europe, the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is the biennial pan-European mee more

July 27th, 2017

Meet Jasjote Grewal, our new ELSI Helpdesk Coordinator

Jasjote Grewal is a lawyer by training, having qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2010 with a niche health and social care law firm in London. S more

July 27th, 2017

Meet Francesco Florindi, our new Engagement Officer

The BBMRI-ERIC family is delighted to welcome Francesco Florindi as our new Engagement Officer. Francesco obtained a cum laude Master’s degree in International more

July 27th, 2017

ADOPT BBMRI-ERIC omics questionnaires

The BBMRI-ERIC community is seeking to increase its knowledge about omics technology service providers in Europe. To this end, four different questionnaires have more

July 27th, 2017

Biobanking concerns me: a great joint effort at public engagement during EBW 2017

  This year, the Italian node,, will play a very active role in the European Biotech Week 2017 (EBW 2017), coordinating a great joint effort at publ more

July 24th, 2017

Gregory Simon, President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, to open Global Biobank Week as keynote speaker

As President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, Greg is working to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detecti more

July 21st, 2017 partner Medical University of Innsbruck hosts biobanking workshop on new sample quality standards

The Medical University of Innsbruck, a partner, recently hosted a biobanking workshop to introduce the new sample quality standards defined within the C more

July 21st, 2017

Medical University of Graz ( co-organises meeting on open innovation: How Research Infrastructures Boost Innovation

The Medical University of Graz, one of the partners, and EATRIS recently co-organised a meeting in Brussels as part of the H2020-funded CORBEL (Coordinat more

July 10th, 2017

We are hiring: Secretary/Receptionist

Job title: Secretary/Receptionist – 14-month temporary replacement   Job Location: The Central Executive Management Office of BBMRI-ERIC in Graz, Austria & more

July 7th, 2017

Survey on sustainability of human research biobanks now open

“Hello Biobanking Community. Biobanks are an important resource for clinical and environmental research and financially sustaining the infrastructures is a chal more

July 6th, 2017

ELIXIR releases its 2016 Annual Report

ELIXIR has published its 2016 Annual Report highlighting the most important steps forward in 2016 and showing how much ELIXIR’s services have advanced. It also more

July 6th, 2017

Prof. Jan-Eric Litton, Senior Adviser at BBMRI-ERIC, to Open Global Biobank Week 2017 as Keynote Speaker

Jan-Eric Litton received his Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet in 1983. In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Biomedical Computing Technology at Karolinska Instit more

July 5th, 2017

BBMRI-ERIC Assembly of Members Appoints Erik Steinfelder as New Director General

The BBMRI-ERIC Assembly of Members recently appointed Erik Steinfelder as the new Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. He will begin this position on 1st August 2017, more

July 4th, 2017

CORBEL Staff Exchange: Call for Participants

The purpose of CORBEL Staff Exchanges is for operational staff from the Research Infrastructures (RIs) participating in CORBEL to develop operational expertise more

Biobanking of Human Biospecimens – Principles and Practice: New Publication Available

Edited by Markus Pasterk, Administrative Director at BBMRI-ERIC, Austrian National Node Director Kurt Zatloukal, Pierre Hainaut and Jim Vaught, this volume is the more

June 29th, 2017

Record Number of Travel Fellowship Awards for Global Biobank Week

There were a record number of applicants for travel fellowships to attend the Global Biobank Week (GBW) conference to be held in Stockholm from the 13-15 Septembe more contributes to new paper on sports medicine

Blood tests can show that endurance sports have a beneficial impact on physical and mental performance. Authored by Helmuth Haslacher et al., this paper describes more

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