Neşe Atabey, PhD
We are currently establishing the Biobanking Core Facility at iBG-izmir that will represent Turkey as a national node in the Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure under the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI –ERIC). The facility is a clinically oriented biobank that will provide basic and clinical researchers with specimens to be used for identifying novel biomarkers and drug candidates. The Biobanking Core Facility provides a unique opportunity to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and the quality of life. Our primary goals are as follows:
• Establishment of guidelines and standard operating procedures for the collection, storage, anonymization, quality control and sharing of biological material and related data,
• Generation of IT infrastructures for the use of patient registries and of clinical data,
• Expansion of the scope of biobanking in Turkey via the organization of training activities for both basic and clinical researchers.