RBYC Winner: Biobank Graz
The winner of the Research Biobank of the Year (RBYC) competition was Biobank Graz. From left to right: Gunnel Tybring (Judge), Berthold Huppertz (Biobank Graz), Jim Gordon (Taylor Wharton), Rolf Morselt (Taylor Wharton), Hans-Peter Deigner (ESBB President), Karine Sargsyan (Biobank Graz), Barbara Parodi (Judge), Christina Schroeder (RBYC Organiser).
Runners-up: ETOP iBiobank
and Biobank under administration of HTCR Foundation at University of Munich Medical Centre
ESBB platinum sponsor Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics LLC donated a LABS-20K freezer as the prize for the 2014 RBYC winner.
Video Competition Results
First prize in the Biobank Video Competition was awarded to Koos Cramer, Parelsnoer Institute (PSI), NL. Click here to watch the video
Second prize to Tiina Vesterinen, Helsinki Urological Biobank. Click here to watch the video
Third prize to Mhairi Anderson, Newcastle Biomedicine Biobank. Click here to watch the video
The video competition was sponsored by MVE Chart.
(1) Biospecimen Research Category:
Serene Lee for poster BR-09 entitled “An algorithm that predicts the viability and the yield of isolated human hepatocytes from surgical remnant tissues as a tool for tissue banking”
(2) ELSI Category is awarded to:
Laura Kuijpers for poster ELSI-03 entitled “Blood from children for biobanking in resource limited settings: low volumes may be too high”
(3) Education & Standards Category:
Karine Sargsyan for poster ES-03 entitled “Is expert education needed in biobanking?”
(4) Information Technology Category:
Helen Moore for poster IT-17 entitled “Supporting Biobanking with a New Version of the NCI Biospecimen Research Database”
(5) Management Category:
Anna Carreras Nolla for poster MG-02 entitled “GCAT|Genomes for Life. Cohort Study of the Genomes of Catalonia. GCAT Pilot Experience in Large Population Cohort recruitment using electronic-support media.”
(6) New Technologies Category:
Philipp Schatz for poster NT-12 entitled “MxP® Quality Control Plasma: New Metabolic Assay for Pre-Analytical Quality Control of Human Plasma Sample”
(7) Organisational Profiles Category:
Ronny Baber for poster OP-25 entitled “Preanalytics of the Leipzig LIFE – Cryobiobank"