Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health
Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London, WC1N 1EH
Tissue Access for Patient Benefit
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.
Morning Session – Chair Dr Mark Lowdell09:30 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)
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:
16:00 Professor Graham Hart - UCL Population Health Sciences Closing Comments
16:15 Drinks reception