The NSW Health Statewide Biobank presents a regular Virtual Seminar Series, hosting experts in the use of biospecimens in research, biospecimen science, and infrastructure planning and research.
You’re warmly invited to join us for these informative and thought provoking talks.
|Tuesday 12 October||Dr Rebecca Hobbs, Taronga Conservation Society &|
Dr Nicola Rivers, Monash University
|“Wildlife biobanking in Australia – improving conservation outcomes using integrated approaches.”||Virtual||12:00pm – 1:00pm||REGISTER|
Please contact us on 02 4920 4139 or at NSWPATH-Biobanking@health.nsw.gov.au for more information about the Seminar Series, or to express your interest in presenting a talk.
Recorded Seminar Series talks
- Associate Professor Kevin Spring, Ingham Institute & Western Sydney University, Liverpool. Dynamic near real-time clinical data linkage and management for biobanks and translational research. June 2020.
- Prof Nik Zeps, Epworth HealthCare. Why eConsent is a major advance for ‘informed’ consent. July 2020.
- Dr Matilda Haas, Genomics Australia. Exploring new ways to manage consent in genomic research and other large-scale data sharing research initiatives. July 2020.
- Associate Professor David Sullivan, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and NSW Health Pathology. Biobanks pay dividends – prevention of cardiovascular disease via Mendelian randomisation. August 2020.
- Ms Amanda Rush, PhD Student. Health Economics Analysis of Cancer Biobank Costs and Outputs in NSW. September 2020.
- Dr Kerrin Bleicher, Director Research Assets, Sax Institute. 45 and Up Study: research opportunities. September 2020.
- Associate Professor Craig Gedye, Medical Oncologist Calvary Mater Newcastle and Clinical Research Director NSWHSB. Clinical Trials: needed, astray, retrievable. October 2020.
- Dr Anusha Hettiaratchi, Manager, UNSW Biorepository, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) and Dr Carl Power, Head of the Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC). Biobanking in the UNSW/Randwick Hospital Precinct. November 2020.
- A/Prof Andrew Grey, University of Auckland. Down the rabbit hole of publication integrity. December 2020.
- Mary-Anne Young and Dr Amanda Willis, Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. My Research Results: An evidence-based process enabling research participants access to clinically actionable genetic information. March 2020.
- Professor William Rawlinson, Senior Medical Virologist, Director of Serology, Virology and OTDS Laboratories (SAViD), NSW Health Pathology. Whole genome sequencing, rapid mutation detection and tracking COVID19. April 2021.
- Dr Lisa Dive, Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney. Global biobank networks: ethical considerations and responses. May 2021.
- Prof Rachel A. Ankeny, Deputy Dean (Research), University of Adelaide and Prof Christine Wells, Director, Centre For Stem Cell Systems, University of Melbourne. Why We Need an Australian Stem Cell Commons. May 2021. Coming soon.
- Prof Ben Mol, FRANZCOG Director, Clinical Trials Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Monash. We have the evidence, can we trust the data? June 2021.
- A/Prof Daniel Catchpoole, ISBER President and Head of the Tumor Bank, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and Jane Carpenter, ISBER Treasurer and Biobanking Project Manager, NSW Health Pathology. A world of biobanking: Inside ISBER. June 2021.
- Prof Helen Rizos, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Macquarie University. MIA biospecimen bank: establishment and enabling Melanoma research. June 2021.
- Prof Ron Trent, Director, Institute of Precision Medicine & Bioinformatics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Enhancing Genomic Medicine at Sydney Local Health District. July 2021.
- Prof Adrian Barnett, Program Lead, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation and Centre for Healthcare Transformation. “No country bureaucratized its way to success”, how unnecessary ethics and governance requirements are holding back research in Australia. July 2021.
- Dr Usha Salagame & Dr Elizabeth Moore, Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL). “The Centre for Health Record Linkage (CheReL) and Data Linkage Services” & “CHeReL’s BioLink service for clients of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank”. August 2021
- Dr Craig Willers, Australian Arthritis & Autoimmune Biobanking Collection (A3BC). “The National A3BC Biobank-Registry Model: Beyond The Low Hanging Fruit.”. August 2021
- Dr Peter Watson, Staff Pathologist and Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Agency. “How many biobanks are there?…Why count, who cares, what does it matter?”. August 2021
- Andrew Gilbert, Chief Executive, Bioplatforms Australia Limited. “Research Infrastructure, Research Community Building and Research Impact”. September 2021
- Dr Erik Aarden, The University of Klagenfurt, Austria. “The challenges of being an infrastructure: a sociotechnical perspective on biobanking initiatives in Singapore and Europe”. September 2021
Past Seminar Series talks
- Professor Jennifer Byrne, NSW Health Statewide Biobank. Verifiable reagent errors within biomedical research publications- drops in the ocean or poison in the well?
- Professor Peter Meikle, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. Lipidomics in Australia and beyond – highlights and opportunities.
- Dr Amanda Capes-Davis, International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC). A Tale of Two Cell Lines: Solving the mystery of MDA-MB-435 through historical biospecimens.
- Professor Simon Ringer, University of Sydney Core Research Facilities. An introduction to the Core Research Facilities at the University of Sydney.
Conferences, meetings and events
- The National Biobanking Strategy, Online Forum/Q&A presented by the Victoria Cancer Biobank, 11 October 2021
- ABNA Conference, Perth/Virtual Event, 21 October 2021
- ANRRC Conference: Sustainable Research Resources Management for Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy, 26 October 2021
For more information about any of the events, conferences or meetings listed, please contact the NSW Health Statewide Biobank on 02 4920 4139 or at NSWPATH-Biobanking@health.nsw.gov.au.