Biobanking Conference 2019

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With the estimated revenues of the global biobanking industry reaching US$ 27.54 billion in 2020, backed by an explosive CAGR of 9.5% between now and 2026. This market growth is fuelled by the increasing drive towards precision and personalised medicine and thus, quality biosamples are now in soaring demand.

Come join us in September 2019 and; thoroughly understand the latest developments in the biobanking industry; network with the industry experts and key opinion leaders; gain insight into how the biobanking industry at the forefront at driving precision medicine and enhancing research and discover 'Drone4Care', how drone delivery of biosamples can be a reality.

The event will bring together internationally recognised biorepositories, scientific pioneers from pharmaceutical companies, and academics to strengthen current knowledge in biosample management and their research applications. We will cover the most relevant hot topics including: the latest biorepository technological breakthroughs, the best practices in biobanking, shifts in the biosample regulation landscape, the international biobank societies with ESBB and ISBER, along with a whole host of successful biobanking business model structures to help reinvigorate your biobank.

Benefits of Attending

  • Discover 'Drone4care' from Laurent Dolle, the innovative and daring plan to use drones for the delivery of biomaterial. Additionally, he will be detailing the new promising technology of Tissue Microarray, a bioprocessing technology that can reduced the number of needed biosamples for research from 200 down to 1
  • Hear from UK Biobank on the continual impact of GDPR on the biobanking landscape
  • Learn about a diverse range of the most successful biobanking business models from real case studies
  • Gain insight from the global biobank collaboration societies of ESBB and ISBER, see how you can place your biobank on the international stage

Plus Two Interactive Half-Day Pre- Conference Workshops | Tuesday 24 th September 2019

Workshop A: Reinvigorate your biobank through data quality enhancement and financial & economic tools
Workshop Leader: Laurent Dolle, Operating Director, BWB (Biotheque Wallonie Bruxelles)
08.30 - 12.30

Workshop B: The organic development of a sustainable academic biobank
Workshop Leader: Mary-Beth Joshi, Director, Biobank & Translational Research Core, Duke University Medical Centre
13.30 - 16.30


  • Dr. Alison Parry-Jones, Directors-at-Large, ISBER; Biobank Manager, Wales Cancer Bank
  • Dr. Eliana M Lacerda, Clinical Assistant Professor - UKMEB Research Lead, London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr. Gramatiuk Svetlana, President and medical director Ukraine Association of Biobank, Ukraine Association of Biobank
  • Dr. Jens K.Habermann, ESBB President Head, Interdisciplinary Center for Biobanking-Lubeck, ESBB
  • Dr. Joanna Baxter, Lead Scientist, Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank
  • Dr. Kimmo Pitkanen, Director, Helsinki University Hospital; FinnGen
  • Dr. Laura Palmer, Brain Bank Manager, UK Brain Bank Network
  • Dr. Robert Hewitt, Director, Biobank Partners Consulting
  • Dr. Sigbjorn Gregusson, Managing Director, BioBank AS
  • Dr. Stefano Ongarello, Head of Data Services & Biobanking, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
  • Dr. Veronique T'Joen, Biobank Manager, Bioresource Centre Ghent
  • Dr. Zisis Kozlakidis, Head, Laboratory Services and Biobanking, IARC/ WHO
  • Kathrine Bancroft, Senior Legal Counsel, UK Biobank Limited
  • Laurent Dolle, Operating Director, BWB (Biotheque Wallonie Bruxelles)
  • Marybeth Joshi, Mary-Beth Joshi, Director, Biobank & translational Research Core, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Richard Cain, Database Manager, UK Brain Bank Network
  • Sofia Spyrou, Project Manager, UK Stem Cell Bank
  • Tony Burdett, Technical Team Leader, Archival Infrastructure and Technology, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

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Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, W8 5SY
London, UK


Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington
London, United Kingdom