BBMRI.bg is a new initiative in Bulgaria, after joining BBMRI-ERIC as a full Member in 2018. The Ministry of Education and Science assigned the role of national coordinator and national biobank node to the Medical University of Sofia. The National Node is based at Molecular Medicine Center, Medical University of Sofia, which has been an associated member of BBMRI since 2009.
The Biobanking Core Facility established at MMC hosts collections of biological materials and data, gathered mainly in research projects on human diseases. We are currently mapping the biobanking activities and biological resources collection across the country.
The aim of the national node is to establish national biobanking research infrastructure, supporting high-quality research in the field of translational and precision medicine which has a great impact on the healthcare system in Bulgaria.
The main objectives of BBMRI.bg include: