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ESBB 2014 – European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking

October 21, 2014 @ 11:19 am - 3:19 pm

ESBB 2014 – European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking


ESBB’s 2014 Annual Conference will take place in Leipzig, Germany from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th October. The conference venue will be the Congress Centre Leipzig which is part of the New Leipzig Trade Fair (German: Leipziger Messe), a major trade fair opened in 1996.

The ESBB conference theme will be “Biobanking: A Choral Symphony of Science, Technology and Human Rights” in keeping with Leipzig’s rich musical tradition as the home of Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann, and the birthplace of Wagner.

The conference will feature a wide variety of fascinating content from across the biobanking spectrum.  There will be sessions on Cryobiology, Biobanking for Metabolomics and Proteomics, ‘Big Data’, Environmental Biobanking, Biobank Assessment, Biobanking Education and ELSI in Biobanking. There will be contributed paper sessions where talks are selected from submitted abstracts as well as poster viewing and discussion sessions, with prizes for the best posters. Interactive discussion sessions using audience response technology and numerous working group discussions will be held. In addition there will be the “Research Biobank of the Year” competition, a training course on Tissue Micro-Arrays and a tour of the impressive LIFE Cohort Biobank and Study Centre. A press conference will also be held.

At the conference exhibition, vendors from around the world will demonstrate the latest products, services, and technology in the field of repository and specimen collection. In addition, there will be com­mercial workshops, and the “Mission Possible” vendor-guided practical sessions. As usual, there will also be a full social programme including a cocktail reception and a Gala Dinner.



October 21, 2014
11:19 am - 3:19 pm
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