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Biomarker Insights – a Special Collection on Biobanking for Biomarker Research.

The journal Biomarker Insights is publishing a Special Collection on “Biobanking for Biomarker Research – Future Planning, Future Proofing”: Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jennifer Byrne, has described the Special Collection, writing that “biobanks are aware that biobank planning is crucial to ensure the effective support of biomarker and other forms of medical research. At the same time, … Read more

Partnership with AGHA Cardiovascular Flagship

Genomic medicine has the potential to transform how healthcare is delivered in Australia. We’re excited to partner with the Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) to provide their Cardiovascular Flagship Study with a stable, long-term resource for further laboratory research. The biobank will deliver customised PBMC isolation. These isolated cells can be revived from cryogenic storage and used … Read more

Grant support

Did you know that the NSWHSB can support your grant application?  For researchers preparing NHMRC grant budgets including biospecimen costs, it’s helpful to remember that “Biospecimen and associated data costs … must be based upon published cost recovery schedules of biobanks or similar accredited bodies (e.g. pathology services). Any proposal for prospective funding of a … Read more

Biobank Certification Program

The Biobank Certification Program is a cornerstone of the statewide biobanking strategy, led by NSW Health Pathology. Launched in 2016, the program shares education and communicates best practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to improve the quality of biobanking in NSW. Available to all NSW biobanks, the voluntary program was developed in collaboration with the … Read more

National Biobanking Summit

In an important step for moving biobanking forward in Australia, the first National Biobanking Summit was held on Monday 21st October 2019 at the University of Sydney. The National Biobanking Summit was co-convened by Professor Jennifer Byrne (Director of Biobanking, NSW Health Pathology and Professor of Molecular Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University … Read more

Welcoming Professor Jennifer Byrne as our Director, Biobanking Services.

Professor Jennifer Byrne

NSW Health Pathology and NSW Health’s Office for Health and Medical Research are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jennifer Byrne as Director, Biobanking Services, which she will take up on 30 September 2019. This is a new full-time position created to lead the NSW Health biobanking program, including the NSW Health Statewide Biobank. … Read more

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