Thursday April 18, 2013 from 9:15 AM to 6:00 PM CEST
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Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health 
Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London, WC1N 1EH

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Kirstin Goldring 
UCL Bioresource 

Amir Gander
Tissue Access for Patient Benefit



Open Access Biobanks @ UCL

18th April

Institute of Child Health


Kennedy Lecture Theatre

Come to the Open Access Biobanks@UCL event on 18 April and find out more about the biobank resources available at UCL. The day, which is hosted by the UCL Reproduction and Development Domain, marks the launch of the new UCL BioResource.

There are a range of biobanks at UCL providing services and access to a range of sample types, this if your chance to find out more about biobanking, what is available and some of the work being done using human tissue.

The UCL BioResource is one of 7 centres which will form part of the NIHR National BioResource. The UCL BioRescource will have access to samples and data from 10,000 of the unique population of volunteers and patients, from UCL and partner hospitals, who have consented to be recalled for further studies according to genotype and phenotype. This will provide a powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms, and characterising the benefits and limitations of emerging therapies.  

Mark Lowdell removing tubes.LN Tanks
Reproduction and Development Domain

09:15                     Registration

 Morning Session – Chair Dr Mark Lowdell

 09:30         Professor Adrienne Flanagan – UCL Human Tissue Authority Corporate Licence Holder

 09:45         Dr Kirstin Goldring – Introduction to Biobanking @ UCL                                                                        10:15         Professor Nick Wood – Launch of UCL BioResource                                                                          10:45         Dr Sayeda Abu-Amero – Baby Biobank

 11:15                     Coffee break

 11:30         Dr Christina Thirwell - User Royal Free Biobank: NeuroEndocrineTumor (NET) bank                          12:00         Dr Eliana Lacerda- User Royal Free Biobank: ME/CFS Biobank (LSHTM)

 12:30         Lunch   

 13.30         Sponsor talks

Afternoon Session – Chair Professor Gudrun Moore

  14:00         Professor Gudrun Moore – Reproduction and Development Domain                                                       14:10         Dr Amir Gander – Tissue Access for Patient Benefit (TAPb)                                                                         14:40         Patient Perspective                                                                                                                                               14:50         Mars Bai/Dr Chris Williams - The Role of UCL Business                                                                             15:20         Institute of Neurology and Queen Square Resources:

  • Professor Tamas Revesz: Queen Square Brain Bank
  • Dr Rahul Phadke : MRC muscle Biobank, ION
  • Professor Sebastian Brandner : Brain Tumour tissue resource, ION
  • Dr Maria Thom : Epilepsy Tissue Bank, ION

  •   16:00          Professor Graham Hart - UCL Population Health Sciences Closing Comments

      16:15          Drinks reception