Legal, ethical and practical issues of Biobanking published by the Houses of Parliament

Yesterday, 30th July 2014, the Houses of Parliament (Pdf, 327KB) published a Post note about the legal, ethical and practical issues of Biobanking.

CIGMR's Professor William Ollier and Dr Martin Yuille interviewed by International Innovation.

31st July 2014

The recent issue of International Innovation includes an interview with CIGMR's Professor Bill Ollier and Dr Martin Yuille in which they outline how biobanks are becoming an increasingly important means of collecting, storing and distributing biological samples. Click here to see the interview in full.


CIGMR raises money for Jeans for genes 

7th October 2013

Congratulations to the staff of CIGMR and the Biobanking Solutions team raising £137.58 for children and families affected by genetic disorders in the UK.

Jeans for Genes website

Further coverage of the MND DNA bank launch in the press

7th October 2013

Motor Neurone Disease Association launch DNA bank

30th September 2013

This week witnesses the launch of the first Motor Neurone Disease DNA bank in the UK, with samples stored at BioBanking Solutions. The MND Association’s DNA bank and clinical database collected 3,400 samples from people with MND, spouse / partner controls and family members from 2003 to 2011. Researchers can apply to the MND Association for access to the DNA bank samples and accompanying clinical information. Visit the following link for updates and access to the DNA bank once live

CIGMR welcomes representatives from Taiwan Biobank

12th September 2013

Professor Bill Ollier and the CIGMR team were delighted to welcome Dr Lily Yen-Ching Lo, Dr Chun-fen Chou and Michelle Yu to the University of Manchester.

Dr’s Lo and Chou and Ms Yu, representatives of Taiwan Biobank, were interested in improving their own working model and wished to consolidate their understanding of the collaboration between partners of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI). The team contacted Dr Kate Dixon in May in order to schedule a visit.

For more information about the Taiwan Biobank located at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan please follow this link Academia Sinica, Taiwan Biobank.