Lukasz Kozera



Lukasz Kozera

Title of Presentation

“Structural Funds for Establishing Biobank – Example from Poland”


Date and Place

Session F3


Speaker Biography

Dr. Lukasz Kozera is a clinical scientist. He has finished his PhD at the Cardiovascular Research Institute (Faculty of Medicine, Leeds, UK). He started his postdoctoral research fellowship in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics at Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, where he worked on validation of novel assays for the diagnosis of autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases. In 2010 he became a Biobank Manager and Biomarker Program Coordinator at Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds. In January 2011 he decided to go back to Poland and joined the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ where he started organizing WCB EIT+ biobank. In 2013 he became National Biobanking Coordinator and his biobank was nominated as a National Node for Republic of Poland. Beside scientific career he is undertaking a specialist training from Laboratory Medicine at Wroclaw University Hospital.



The presentation will give a brief description how the idea of biobanking has been developing during last few years in Poland. Due to large funding received from the EU projects, Polish scientist stared creating dedicated biorepositories and biobanks. In this presentation I will describe an example from Wroclaw Research Centre – how structural funds helped to create one of the biggest biobank in Poland.