EU Infrastructure Projects

BBMRI-LPC (2013-2017)


BBMRI-LPC (European Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure-Large Prospective Cohorts) is a four-year project started in February 2013 funded through the European Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3).  The project aims to enable academic and industrial scientists to improve our understanding of human biology through enhancing access by academic and industry scientists to the largest European ‘biobanks’, as well as reinforcing biobanking infrastructure and technologies. BBMRI-LPC has received an 8M € EU-funding starting from 2013. The project, bringing together 30 partners from sixteen European countries and Canada, is co-led by Professor Markus Perola from FIMM and Professor Gert-Jan van Ommen from the Leiden University Medical Centre (NL). It represents the next phase of the successful FP7-funded programme BBMRI (Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure, 2007-2011). BBMRI-LPC endeavors to unite the large study sets of the European BBMRI and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), thereby achieving a biobanking network with a scale of integration that is unique worldwide. BBMRI-LPC is expected to catalyse and facilitate the medical research leading to novel and better medicines and treatments for common and rare diseases.  Contact Persons at FIMM: Senior Researcher Markus Perola, Research Professor at THL; Senior Researcher Anu Jalanko, Senior Scientist and Head of Unit at THL. http://www.bbmri-lpc.org/


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