NHMRC Grant Success for ANZCHOG-BN Members

Congratulations to ANZCHOG-BN members Prof Jennifer Byrne (Chair) and Dr Jamie Fletcher on successfully securing NHMRC Ideas Grants for 2020!

Dr Jamie Fletcher, Project Leader at Children’s Cancer Institute. Improving induction therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma through bypass or inhibition of P-glycoprotein.

Prof Jennifer Byrne, Director of Biobanking at NSW Health Pathology Statewide Biobank. Prevalence and impact of fraudulent cancer research publications targeting the functions of human genes.

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ANZCHOG-BN biobanking workshop at Pullman Cairns International on 16th October 2019, in conjunction with the 2019 ABNA meeting

The ANZCHOG-BN held its second biobanking workshop in conjunction with the 2019 ABNA meeting in Cairns on 16th October 2019, supported by funding from Tour de Cure. The workshop covered the topics of retrospective vs prospective biobanking, biobank databases, modifying sample formats stored to support research of the future, and strategies to improve support for both national and international research. All attendees benefit a great deal from the discussions and from the face to face interactions with other network members.

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What’s new?

A list of biospecimens available for research through the ANZCHOG-BN is now available here.

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ANZCHOG-BN member A/Prof Dan Catchpoole has been elected President of ISBER

Congratulations!

For the past 20 years the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) have provided a forum for the discussion, debate and dissemination of knowledge related to biobanking practice and activity around the world. Through ISBER the world now has a set of Best Practice Recommendation for biobanking which has sparked groups like the International Standards Organization (ISO) to commence developing ISO standard documents that govern and direct biobank development. ISBER is a truly international society having members from across the globe and is the world’s leading society for experts in all areas of biobanking.

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