The Swedish Research Council-funded research infrastructure Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with medical faculties working towards national harmonisation in biobanking.
As reported in October, Biobank Sweden’s Legal Helpdesk has been restructured to better reflect the breadth of questions coming in from both the university sector and the healthcare sector, often representing different contexts and concerns. The legal representatives – Sophia Pagil from the healthcare sector and Louise Bark from the university sector – have now been fully appointed by Biobank Sweden’s Steering Committee.
Louise Bark has worked as a legal counsel at Uppsala University for the past eight years. She has previous experience as a district court law clerk and as a law firm associate. In the context of her current role at Uppsala University, she is frequently faced with challenging questions relating to healthcare and research and she looks forward to addressing these issues from a new perspective.
Sophia Pagil is a legal counsel for Biobank Sweden and Genomic Medicine Sweden. Previously, she studied a Master of Laws and a Master of Science in Business Creation and Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine at the University of Gothenburg. She has experience from working with various projects in the healthcare and industry sectors. The intersection of research and healthcare excites her the most, especially when it comes to how new or improved treatments can contribute to a better and longer life for patients.