2nd Annual Biobanking Summit

March 2017



Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin

Martin-Luther-Straße 1, 10777

About Summit

Our 2nd Annual Biobanking Summit will feature innovative discussions on relevant and critical issues on how to improve biobanking practices. Through a series of interactive presentations, panel discussions and round-tables, this Summit will focus on modern biobanking insights, challenges and innovations; long-term sustainability; advanced big data tools; future trends; and the latest technological developments and regulatory updates.

Who Should Attend

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, Managers and Scientists specialising in:

  • Biologics Sample Management
  • Drug Discovery
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Biobanking
  • Biosample Management
  • Pathology
  • Bioinnovation
  • Population Based Biobanks
  • Quality control
  • System Development
  • Business Development
  • Laboratory Compliance
  • Research
  • Cell Banks
  • Biorepository
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Genomics
  • Molecular Technologies
  • Disease Based Biobanks
  • R&D
  • Data Privacy & Protection

From Industries Including:

  • Pharma
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Biomedical
  • Research institutions within industry
  • CMO
  • Biopharma
  • Drug discovery
  • Biotechnologies
  • Hospitality and Healthcare
  • CRO
Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit

  • How to design a modern biobanking
  • Ethical, privacy and legal challenges in managing bio samples
  • How big data is impacting biobanking
  • Smart biobanking: the focus on long term sample management and quality solutions
  • Clinical trials: risk-mitigation strategies
  • Biobanking as a significant tool for biomarker discovery, validation and efficiency
  • Innovative research, technologies and therapeutic solutions in oncology
  • The influence of biobanking on the development of precision medicine
  • The integrated genomics approach
  • Novelties and new strategies of biobanking’s role in targeted and rare disorders research
Erik Steinfelder

Biobank Commercial Leader

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Dr. Dejun Tang

Global Head of Biostatistics & Clinical Submission Management

Sandoz, a Novartis Division

Prof. Dr. Elke Smits


ESBB Biobanking Society

Dr. Brian Paul Lockhart

Director of Biotechnology Biomarker Research Division


Dr. Maria Hernandez-Fuentes

Head of Translational Biology for Immunology


Dr. Liddy Chen

Senior Director Biostatistics

PAREXEL International

Dr. Nicola Orlandi

Head Data Privacy Pharma


Dr. Barbara Baert

Head of Flex Laboratory

Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Andy Nelson

Associate Director Informatics & Cloud Operations




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