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Environmental Sustainability in Biobanking

By Emma Lawrence | January 18, 2019

In this post we hear from Martin Farley, Sustainable Laboratory Advisor at UCL to find out more about environmental sustainability in the lab.

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Biobanking at the University of Cardiff

By Jessica Sims | November 19, 2018

UKCRC TDCC staff visited the University of Cardiff to learn about biobanking in Wales through talking to researchers and visiting the new Cardiff University Biobank (CUB) and Wales Cancer Bank.

Spotlight On – Phil Quinlan

By Philip Quinlan | November 13, 2018

In our latest blog post we meet our Director, Phil Quinlan, to find out more about his role and future work at the UKCRC TDCC.

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Spotlight on: Erik Steinfelder

By Emma Lawrence | September 21, 2018

Spotlight on: Erik Steinfelder Erik Steinfelder is Director General of BBMRI-ERIC. Erik has completed a Bsc in Analytical Chemistry and a course in Foundations of Management. In 2008, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific and as first Biobank Commercial Leader EMEA, he went on to head the complete biobank portfolio and range of activities. Additionally, between[…]

Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms

By Emma Lawrence | September 20, 2018

Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms We check in with our primary sponsor, BC Platforms to find out what they can offer Biobanks and what you can speak to them about at UK Biobanking Showcase this year. In a nutshell, who are BC Platforms? BC Platforms is a bioinformatics company specializing in secure genomic data management[…]

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Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week

By Emma Lawrence | September 20, 2018

Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week 2018 The European and Middle Eastern Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) and BBMRI-ERIC jointly held Europe Biobank Week (EBW) this September. Emma Lawrence, UKCRC TDCC Research engagement manager reports back on the week’s events. I attended Europe Biobank Week on behalf of the UKCRC TDCC this month. It was[…]

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Spotlight on: Dr Sharon King

By Emma Lawrence | August 15, 2018

Spotlight on: Dr Sharon King Dr Sharon King is Manager of the Tayside Biorepository in Dundee. The Tayside Biorepository is part of a wider Scottish Biorepository Network supported by the Chief Scientist Office. Sharon has worked within a variety of translational based projects using human tissues, including PLK1 repression in breast cancer where she was awarded the[…]

UK Biobanking Showcase Agenda 2018

By Emma Lawrence | August 13, 2018

09.30 – 10.00 Registration Session 1 Latest Developments in Biobanking 10.00 – 10.05 UKCRC TDCC Introduction 10.05 – 10.20 UKCRC Tissue Directory development update Phil Quinlan and Matt Styles, University of Nottingham 10.20 – 10.35 UKCRC Tissue Platforms for Engagement Emma Lawrence and Jessica Sims, UCL 10.35 – 10.55 Consent to use human samples and[…]

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Spotlight on: Professor Andrew Morris

By Emma Lawrence | August 2, 2018

Spotlight on: Professor Andrew Morris Professor Andrew Morris is the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). He is seconded from his position as Professor of Medicine, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this Andrew was Dean of Medicine at the University of Dundee and Chief[…]

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The (CM)-Path to quality Biobanking

By Emma Lawrence | May 18, 2018

CM-Path hosted a workshop on sample quality in biobanking and promoting best practice Research Engagement Manager, Emma Lawrence reports back on the workshop. Although I had used human samples in research in the past I had never given much thought to what makes a ‘good quality sample’. This week I attended the NCRI CM-Path initiative’s[…]