Lübeck, Germany – 9 October 2019 – To find the right treatment for a patient, precision medicine uses data from genetic and molecular research. Biobanks collect, process and store human samples such as from blood or tissue, along with their associated data. Researchers and doctors then use these samples and data for research on targeted treatments. Thus biobanks are an integral part of the treatment process.
Europe Biobank Week 2019 is taking place in Lübeck, Germany, from the 8th to the 11 October 2019 with the theme: “Biobanking for a Healthier World”.
Europe Biobank Week 2019 is the largest European conference on biobanking, with over 600 attendees gathering to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities of biobanking. EBW is co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB.
This event offers 4 impactful days of influential keynote presentations, dynamic discussions on precision medicine and biobanking promoting a healthier world, networking events, and a robust showcase of more than 50 interactive exhibits, technological advancements, and product innovations.
“I am delighted to host the successful congress of EBW this year in Lübeck! This year’s conference offers an even wider scope of up-to-date topics as well as extensive pre-conference workshops and training classes for all our biobankers, stakeholders, corporate partners and sponsors. Knowledge-sharing and exchange will further be facilitated by many different networking possibilities within the historical scenery of Lübeck’s old town. I wholeheartedly welcome everyone to EBW2019 in Lübeck and look forward to an exciting and stimulating event with highest enthusiasm.” – Prof. Jens K. Habermann, President of ESBB and local host
This year’s keynote address will be given by Olli Kallioniemi, M.D., Ph.D. He is Director of Science for Life Laboratory (www.SciLifeLab.se), a national infrastructure for life sciences in Sweden, and professor in Molecular Precision Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet.
Conference highlights also include a series of social activities, ranging from guided tours to our Young Biobankers Evening to an atmospheric networking dinner at Schuppen 9 at the harbour front.