Markus Pasterk

Markus Pasterk
BBMRI-ERIC

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Biobanking has traditionally encompassed the collection, processing, and storage of biological samples and other specimens from environmental sources. Most of the procedures currently used by biobanks have involved processing tissue and blood samples. Formalin-fixation of tissue samples and storage at ambient temperature, and freezing blood fractio...
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Over the past 25 years, biobanks of human specimens have become a cornerstone for research on human health and have empowered the “omics “revolution that characterizes biomedical science in the 21st Century. Today, biobanking of human specimens is a critical component of the interface between clinical practice and translational research, supporting...
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Biobanking of Human Biological Samples for Scientific Pursuses in Poland and in Europe Biobanks are one of the 10 Ideas Changing the World Right now – according to Time Magazine (2009). Samples and data deposition have become an increasing. trend in the world. Europe has invested a lot of money into infrastructures responsible for collection and st...
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Leaders of research infrastructures (RIs) in Europe who are scientists require competencies in management. RItrain has addressed this issue by identifying skills required, locating relevant courses and finding gaps, whilst establishing a Master of Management programme. We describe how one contributing microbiology RI determined the most relevant sk...
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In Poland storage of human biological samples takes place at most universities and scientific institutions conducting research projects in the field of biomedicine. The First International Biobanking Conference organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2014 shed a light on the situation of Polish biobanking infrastructures. The c...
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The European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP) is a project led by the European Medicines Agency aimed at further strengthening the post-authorisation monitoring of medicinal products in Europe by facilitating the conduct of multi-centre, independent post-authorisation studies focusing on safety and benefit/...
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An increasing portion of biomedical research relies on the use of biobanks and databases. Sharing of such resources is essential for optimizing knowledge production. A major obstacle for sharing bioresources is the lack of recognition for the efforts involved in establishing, maintaining and sharing them, due to, in particular, the absence of adequ...
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Biobanks can have a pivotal role in elucidating disease etiology, translation, and advancing public health. However, meeting these challenges hinges on a critical shift in the way science is conducted and requires biobank harmonization. There is growing recognition that a common strategy is imperative to develop biobanking globally and effectively....
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Background: The potential of an increased risk of breast cancer in women with diabetes has been the subject of a great deal of recent research. Methods: A meta-analysis was undertaken using a random effects model to investigate the association between diabetes and breast cancer risk. Results: Thirty-nine independent risk estimates were available...
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BACKGROUND: The potential of an increased risk of breast cancer in women with diabetes has been the subject of a great deal of recent research. METHODS: A meta-analysis was undertaken using a random effects model to investigate the association between diabetes and breast cancer risk. RESULTS: Thirty-nine independent risk estimates were available...
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Biobanks can have a pivotal role in elucidating disease etiology, translation, and advancing public health. However, meeting these challenges hinges on a critical shift in the way science is conducted and requires biobank harmonization. There is growing recognition that a common strategy is imperative to develop biobanking globally and effectively....
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Molecular medicine is undergoing a revolution, creating a data fog that may obscure understanding. The functioning human is analogous to a biological factory controlled by an incredibly complex Information and Communication (IC) network. It is proposed that 7 billion computational replicas be made of those 7 billion human IC networks to enable inte...
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The central aim of the BRIF (Bioresource Research Impact Factor) initiative is to construct a quantitative parameter to evaluate bioresources, modeled to some degree on the Journal Impact Factor (JIF), and to provide guidance and methodology for optimizing recognition of bioresources, their use and their sharing at international level. To implement...
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This editorial talks about Bioresources (for example, biobanks, databases and bioinformatics tools) and why these need to be easily accessible to facilitate advancement of research. The authors comment on the proposition of a Bioresource Research Impact Factor (BRIF), which would promotethe sharing of bioresources by creating a link between their i...
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Biobanks are well-organized resources comprising biological samples and associated information that are accessible to scientific investigation. Across Europe, millions of samples with related data are held in different types of collections. While individual collections can be well organized and accessible, the resources are subject to fragmentation...
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Genome research is a central area both for progress in scientific findings in life sciences and for the innovative capacity in medical science, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The research findings obtained by interdisciplinary cooperation are of paramount epistemological importance. They will establish a new understanding of biology...
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The 5th EC Research Framework Programme started this year. The general objective of the first thematic programme "Quality of Life" is to link the ability to discover with the ability to produce, ill order to address the needs of society and to meet consumer requirements. Activities under the programme focus on those specific areas (e.g., "the aging...

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