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Back at Europe Biobank Week 2018 was actively participating in the Europe Biobank Week

in Antwerp (4-7 Sep 2018)



All partner biobanks attended the Europe Biobank Week. Biobanks and the consortium partners presented the achievements of its work in lectures, presentations, posters and on the exhibition stand. They used conference for networking with the biobank community and for exchange of experiences with other BBMRI-ERIC National Nodes.



Presentation, Posters  & Booth booth #50 - jointly with Malta


  • BiBBoX - "Biobank Software in a Box"
  • BBMRI Self Assessment Survey Tool - Test the quality of your pre-analytical procedures
  • Quality Management efforts - achievements of 5 years





Role of Public-Private-Partnerships in Biobanking

K.Zatloukal (1)

(1) Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz,  Austria

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Five years of QM-harmonization in – Review and Outlook

H. Haslacher* (1), M.Bayer (2), H.Fiegl (3), M.Gerner (4), P.Hofer (4), M.Korb(5), S.Neururer (3), T.Perkmann (4), K.Plattner (2), K.Sargsyan (2), E.Steiner (3), C.Stumptner (2), I.Walter (5), M.Wieser (5), O.Wagner (4), K.Zatloukal (2)

(1) Medical University of Vienna, MedUni Wien Biobank, Austria, (2)Medical University of Graz,  Austria, (3) Medical University of Innsbruck,  Austria, (4) Medical University of Vienna,  Austria, (5)University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna,  Austria


Optimizing Biobank Data Retrieval Combining IT-Based Lexical and Semantic Approaches

P. Hofer-Picout* (1), G.Göbel (1), S.Neururer (1)

(1)Medical University of Innsbruck, Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Innsbruck, Austria

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Data in Question: Survey Results on ELSI Challenges in Biobank-Based Research

M. Goisauf* (1), G.Martin (2), M.Mayrhofer (3), I.Budin ljøsne (4), S.Casati (3), L.Leitsalu (5), D.Mascalzoni (6), H.Bentzen (7), M.Boeckhout (8)

(1) University of Vienna, Austria, (2) University of Malta, Malta, (3) BBMRI-ERIC, (4) Norwegian Institute of Public Health,Norway, (5) Estonian Genome Center, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Estonia, (6) Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University; EURAC, Sweden, (7) Centre for Medical Ethics, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, Norway, (8)Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands


Influence of Dehydration Protocol on Residual Humidity and Quality of Nucleic Acids in Fixed Tissue

P. Abuja* (1), D.Pabst (1), C.Ulz (1), I.Kufferath (1), M.Loibner (1), U.Fackelmann(1), C.Stumptner (2), R.Krämer (3), K.Zatloukal (2)

(1) Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz,  Austria, (2); Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria, (3)Berghof Products + Instruments GmbH, Germany


A Distance Learning Master Study in Biobanking: A retrospection of the first year

G. Hartl* (1), B.Huppertz (2), K.Sargsyan* (1)

(1) Biobank Graz, Medical University Graz, Austria, (2) Medical University Graz,  Austria


From Manual Sample Handling to Fully-automated Pipetting Robots: Technological Developments of Liquid Sample Processing Workflows

F. Vogl* (1), K.Plattner (1), M.Bayer (1), K.Sargsyan* (1)

(1) Biobank Graz, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria

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Is a biobank fairly recognized by the scientific community?

M. Kara-Borni* (1), F.Vogl (1), P.Story (1), J.Niederhauser (1), K.Sargsyan* (1)

(1) Biobank Graz, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria


Further development of the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Surveys based on user feedback

S. Neururer* (1), P.Hofer-picout (1), G.Göbel (1), H.Haslacher (3), C.Stumptner (2), A.Wutte (4)

(1) Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, (2) Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, (3) Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, (4) BBMRI-ERIC, Austria

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RD-Connect Sample Catalogue adopts BBMRI-ERIC Negotiator for request management of rare disease biological samples

C. Wang* (1), H.Mueller (2), R.Reihs (2), R.Proynova (3), P.Holub (4), D.Van Enckevort (5)

(1) Fondazione Telethon, Milan, Italy, (2) Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, (3) German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany, (4) BBMRI-ERIC, Graz, Austria, (5) University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands


Searching for a suitable alternative to formaldehyde

I. Walter* (1), S.Burger (1), M.Korb (1), S.Kummer (1), M.Mötz (1), M.Wieser (1)

(1) VetBiobank / Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria

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"How to build a biobank" course : overall feedback and future interests

M. Kara-borni* (1), G.Hartl (2), P.Story (1), K.Sargsyan* (1)

(1) Biobank Graz, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria, (2) Biobank Graz; Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria

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From Engaging Publics to Engaging Knowledges: Enacting "Appropriateness" in the Austrian Biobank Infrastructure

M. Goisauf* (1), A.Durnova* (2)

(1) University of Vienna, Austria, (2) Institute for Advanced Studies, Technoscience & Societal Transformation, Wien, Austria


Citizens negotiating informed consent in biobanking

S. Oechsner* (1), M.Goisauf (1)

(1) University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


Biobanking and Pathology University Workshops for Children

C. Stumptner (1), I. Brcic (2), L. Brcic (3)


Biobanking in a Box

H Müller1,3, RM Martinez2, R Reihs1,3, M Plass1, P Holup3, K Zatloukal1

1Medical University of Graz   2Karolinska Institute  3BBMRI-ERIC Common Service IT

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