Public Education Workshop about Biobanking

Contributed by Workshop Organizers: Suzanne Vercauteren, MD, PhD, FRCPC (Director BC Children’s Hospital Biobank) Sheila O’Donoghue (Biobank Leader, Tumour Tissue Repository, BC Cancer Agency & Project Manager, UBC Office of Biobank Education and Research) Tamsin Tarling (Administrative Manager, BC Children’s Hospital BioBank)  We facilitated a workshop focused on public education... Read more →

President’s Message July 2017

Zisis Kozlakidis, PhD, ISBER President 2017-2018 By now many of you will know that I took on the role of ISBER President at our annual meeting in Toronto in May of this year. I am pleased for this opportunity to bring you up to date on ISBER activities. Let’s start... Read more →

ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

Contributed by Adam Terris, Association Coordinator The ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting took place in the bustling city of Toronto, Canada from May 9-12 with delegates coming from across the globe for the conference. On the banks of Lake Ontario, a whole host of activities took place over the four days... Read more →

Veterinary Biobanking Workshop

Contributed by Piper Mullins, Program Manager for the Pan-Smithsonian Cryo-Initiative The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) hosted a workshop on April 9-11, 2017 to discuss the future of veterinary biobanking. In particular, the group focused on the many challenges to biobanking and to sharing high-quality animal... Read more →