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BBMRI-NL second annual conference ‘Connecting Biobanks’

21 Nov 2011
09:00 to 17:00
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Since its launch in 2010, BBMRI-NL has made great progress in achieving its purpose of connecting biobanks. Over forty small scale Complementation Projects received funding, as well as several large scale collaborative Rainbow Projects. Dutch biobanks were enriched and harmonized, a necessity for European collaboration and essential for the future of biomedical science. The Dutch biobank initiative BBMRI-NL wants to commemorate these steps forward and gladly invites you to its second international conference ‘Connecting Biobanks’ on November 21, 2011 in Rotterdam. Please mark this date on your calendar!

The conference will offer:

  • International keynote speakers in the field of pharmacogenomics and biobanks, as yet confirmed: Prof. Bartha Knoppers (Mc Gill University) and Prof. Bruce Psaty (University of Washington)
  • Masterclasses for selected researchers
  • Results from BBMRI Rainbow Projects
  • Poster presentations presenting BBMRI-NL Complementation Projects
  • Workshops
  • Award ceremony
  • Ample opportunity to interact with colleagues

Admission is free for non-commercial parties, but registration is required. For commercial parties the admission fee is € 100,-.

For registration click here.

Conference venue: Engels Grandcafe Restaurant Zalen.

Date: 21 November 2011 (from 9.00 till 17.00, followed by drinks)

BBMRI-NL is the Dutch project for biobank collaboration, linking over 140 existing Dutch biobanks. Within the 'hub and spoke' structure of the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure, BBMRI-NL is the Dutch national 'hub'.