University of Gothenburg
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Are you as a researcher in need of support regarding sampling and handling of human biological material? Or are you about to submit a biobank application? At Biobank Core Facilities, we have experts who can assist you both operationally and in an advisory capacity. We also conduct research on sample quality.

Research support

At the Biobank Core Facility, we can assist you with for exampel:

  • Consultancy and support
  • Sample collection
  • Sample handling
  • Ethical application
  • DNA extraction
  • PBMC extraction

Operational support

Biobank Core Facility can assist researchers with advice on how to start sample collection and offer sample handling. We also offer assistance with analysis platforms and sample transportation. We can also in collaboration with Biobank Väst, offer IT systems, in order to keep full traceability of each biobank sample.

If you have a national study, initiated from Gothenburg involving multiple participating biobanks, please contact our national sample service-coordinator. The aim is to make sample collection easier for you as a researcher, with only one point of contact.

Regulatory support

Biobank Core Facility can assist you with ethical aspects such as ethical application and inform consent. We also help to establish the necessary agreement that needs to fulfill the legal requirements such as biobank applications and Material Transfer Agreement (MTA).

National and regional collaboration

At Biobank Core Facility, we collaborate with Biobank Väst, which is the common biobank of Region Västra Götaland. Biobank Väst has registration number 890 at the Swedish Health and Social Care Inspectorate.

We also form one of the national nodes in Biobank Sweden. Biobank Sweden supports healthcare providers and universities with the aim to harmonize biobank activity across the country. It is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

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We cooperate with Biobank Väst - the regional biobank for Västra Götaland.
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We have a national role through Biobank Sverige

Contact us

At Gothenburg University, as well as other universities in Sweden, there is a project manager/sample service coordinator with a national role with aim to facilitate national biobank research in Sweden. The project manager/ sample service coordinator in Västra Götaland has an affiliation with Sahlgrenska University Hospital. 

Elin Stenfeldt
Project Manager and National Sample service-coordinator

Åsa Torinsson Naluai
Associate professor and University biobank-coordinator

About us

The Biobank Core Facility, together with Biobank West, constitutes one of the nodes within Biobank Sweden. We provide advice on biobanking and conduct research on sample quality.