4 March 2016 – Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) will take part in the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2016. ECR is an annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), this year taking place on 2-6 March in Vienna, Austria.
Prof. Jan-Eric Litton, Director General of BBMRI-ERIC, said ahead of the event: »Imaging is going to play an important role in both digital pathology and biobanking, especially for phenotyping and biomarkers. Therefore, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC) have decided to collaborate for speeding up this important innovation for diagnostics and research.«
BBMRI-ERIC and ESR jointly hold a Professional Challenges Session entitled Biobanks meet Imaging on Friday, 4 March 2016, exploring the need for an imaging data repository to facilitate personalised medicine, clinical trials, and evaluation of new drugs. Markus Pasterk, BBMRI-ERIC’s Administrative Director, will co-moderate the panel session with Emanuee Neri. Prof. Jan-Eric Litton, Director General of BBMRI-ERIC, will explain the functioning of BBMRI-ERIC, Michaela T. Mayrhofer, BBMRI-ERIC’s senior project manager, will highlight the data (over)protection aspect, and Outi Törnwall, EU Project Manager at BBMRI-ERIC, will focus on population-based cohort biobanks.