Next ESBB Conference:

"Europe Biobank Week"

Europe Biobank Week will be a joint conference with BBMRI-ERIC in Vienna, Austria, 13 - 16 September, 2016.

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Past ESBB Conferences

2011 - Marseille, France

2012 - Granada, Spain

2013 - Verona, Italy

2014 - Leipzig, Germany

2015 - London, UK

Past ESBB Workshops

Biobanking LIMS Workshop. Milan, Italy. March 2014

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Biobanking as a resource for biomedical research: A one-week course from the 18th to 22nd April 2016, at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

Course information


NEW! – “MSc in Biobanking” in Graz
The first distance learning postgraduate course
“Master in Biobanking” in English.

Course information


GGBN Conference

Conference on Biodiversity Biobanking

Berlin, 21- 24 June, 2016

Event Details

Event Title:
Biobank Technology Workshop

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

QIAGEN Global Headquarters near Düsseldorf

08:45 a.m. until 06:00 p.m.

Dear researcher,

This year's Biobank Technology Workshop will focus on sample quality in biobanks. We are pleased to announce that leading scientists will join QIAGEN's R&D scientists to discuss the optimization of laboratory workflows in biobanks and present innovative solutions during this workshop.
The workshop will take place on June 27, 2012 at our headquarters near Düsseldorf. The agenda will allow time for presentations of the latest technology in sample collection, storage, and extraction. In addition, there will be time reserved for discussion rounds and it will be an excellent opportunity for networking. We also offer interested participants a tour through our application laboratory or our production facility on site. The attendance of this event is free of charge, but space is limited and registration will be required.

 View the Biobank Technology Workshop Agenda

 Register for the Biobank Technology Workshop  

We believe it is vitally important to create a forum to exchange knowledge and experience between you, the expert in this field, and QIAGEN the leading provider in sample preparation.
Please register for this workshop by following the links provided. We look forward to welcoming you at our facilities in Hilden!

Best regards,

Nicole Neubauer, Ph.D.
Regional Marketing Manager


Certificate - Principles of Biobanking for clinical, biological and environmental biospecimens and bioresources


Optimal management of biospecimens and bioresources through biobanking has now become a new discipline and a strategic tool for biomedical and conservation research.

The University of Luxembourg and IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) cordially invite you to their unique integrated biobanking academic course to be held in Luxembourg in June 2013.

The course will focus on the most effective ways of providing quality products/biospecimens and conserved bioresources to different communities of practice, the technical, scientific and legal/ethical aspects of collecting, processing, storing and sharing samples and evaluating sample attributes. With 90 hours of teaching spread across 3 consecutive weeks, the course is taught entirely in English language and is addressed to students from both clinical and environmental/biodiversity backgrounds associated with scientific and bioresources collections, collectors, managers, technicians, auditors and end users. Teaching will be shared and delivered by an experienced team of enthusiastic instructors representing different clinical, environmental and biodiversity conservation disciplines.

It is expected that commonalities will be highlighted and new ideas will be generated through interdisciplinarity and cross-cutting teaching materials in this novel course.

For more information, or to register, visit

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