"BioBank Dresden is a highly professional institution. Its work ensures that biosamples of the highest quality are available. This is the basis for reproducible research results," says PD Dr. Malte von Bonin, senior physician at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden. "Understanding the complexity of head and neck tumours, bringing research from the laboratory to the clinic and developing personalised therapy concepts – for this we need professional biobanks such as the Biobank Network at UKE," says Dr. Henrike Zech, specialist and research associate at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). And Prof. Dr. Birgit Sawitzki, Head of Translational Immunology at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), states: "The Central Biobank of Charité and BIH is our partner when it comes to longer-term sample storage and professional data management. It supports us with competent advice regarding the collection and aliquoting of samples as well as with additional human resources."
28 banners, 20 partner and observer biobanks
Von Bonin, Zech and Sawitzki are participating in the testimonial campaign of the German Biobank Node (GBN) and thus recommending cooperation with biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA). In their statements, they discuss the importance of these professional, quality-assured biobanks and report on their personal experiences from cooperations. A total of 28 banners were created for the campaign, advertising 20 GBA biobanks – both partners and observers of the GBA. The banners support the communications and outreach work of the biobanks, are used on websites and social media, as well as in presentations at events. In addition, GBN will launch the "Testimonial of the Week" campaign on its Twitter channel and on LinkedIn this week.