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ESBB Partners & Sponsors

ESBB is a partner with the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine (EPMA). To download a copy of the EPMA-ESBB memorandum of understanding, click here

EPMA Position Paper on Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine as the hardcore of ‘Horizon 2020’

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The Memorandum of Understanding between the Asian Network for Research Resource Centers (ANRRC) and ESBB was signed by the Presidents, Professor Yeonhee Lee and Dr Peter Riegman at the 4th International Meeting of ANRRC on Jeju Island, South Korea, on 19th October 2012. This collaboration agreement covers exchange of information, reports and publications, promotion of standardisation, personnel training exchanges, exchange of speakers at annual conferences and additional measures to encourage synergy between the two societies. The ANRRC is also an Affiliate Partner of ISBER.

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ESBB has joined the Rare Cancers Europe group

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Progressive Increase in Monthly Visits to ESBB Website

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The chart above shows a progressive increase in monthly visits to the ESBB website over the past 3 years. There were a total of over 90,000 visits to the website in 2013, with peak rates around the time of the annual conference in October. Data comes from statistics generated by Webalizer.

       
 

University Certificate:
The Principles of Biobanking

Today, IBBL (Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg) released 3 videos about the “Certificate on Principles of biobanking for clinical, biological and environmental biospecimens and bioresources”, co-organised with the University of Luxembourg.

This 3 week comprehensive continuing education course is endorsed by ISBER (International Society for Biological and Environmental repositories), testifying to its high quality and good reputation. The latest edition of the course took place in Luxembourg in June 2013 and the international participants, coming from diverse backgrounds, were clearly satisfied with the course’s wide-ranging content. A satisfaction survey conducted at the end of the course showed that 94% of students thought it allowed them to accomplish their objectives and rated the individual modules as good or excellent. But don’t just take our word for it – watch for yourself what the students had to say
https://vimeo.com/74287030

Curious? This short promotional video highlights key points of the course
https://vimeo.com/74275821

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To discover more about what the course offers and what makes it stand out – hear from the organisers & professors!!
https://vimeo.com/74357228

The next session will be held in 2015, with registrations opening in autumn 2014. For additional course-related information visit the official website: click here

Posted 16.09.2013

 

IBBL Proficiency Testing Programme: Registration Open!

Registrations for IBBL’s 2014 Biospecimen Proficiency Testing (PT) programme are now open. Endorsed by ISBER, the PT programme allows laboratories to compare their performance to that of all other laboratories. You can assess the accuracy, precision and efficiency of your biospecimen characterisation methods (DNA quantification and purity, RNA integrity, cell viability, tissue histology) or nucleic acid extraction methods (DNA/RNA from whole blood or FFPE cells).

Registration closes on the 31st of October. Special discount for ESBB members.

To find out more or register, go to www.ibbl.lu/pt

Click on the images below to download ...

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H3Africa Initiative

The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative is a joint initiative of the US National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust, in partnership with the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG). Background information is provided on the H3Africa website.

H3Africa

To see the Press Briefing at the start of this initiative on June 22nd 2010 click here.

press briefing

For news about the first recipients of H3Africa grants, click here.

H3Africa Social Networking Website

 

 

BRIF Initiative

For information and news about the Bio-Resource Impact Factor or BRIF:

  1. Cambon-Thomsen et al. The role of a bioresource research impact factor as an incentive to share human bioresources. Nature Genetics 43, 503–504 (2011)
  1. BRIF Newsletter No 6. December 2012

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