Biobank

The RCSI Biobank is an important facility that provides researchers with clinical samples for their studies.

Biobanking is currently divided into two principal services for the College:

  • A tissue biobanking service is provided under the direction of the Department of Pathology. This biobank comprises fresh frozen and formalin-fixed tumour and normal breast, colon, prostate, skin, renal and other tissue samples. An important aim of the tissue biobank is to ensure the availability of high-quality, well annotated tissue specimens for research. It underpins ongoing and future translational research projects involving numerous Beaumont Hospital and RCSI clinicians and scientists. It is also a resource for research collaborators in other institutions, including our TRH partners, DCU and Maynooth and currently facilitates a number of programme and project grants from SFI, HRB, Wellcome Trust, HEA and the Irish Cancer Society.
  • A DNA extraction and biobanking service under the governance of Prof. Gianpiero Cavalleri. This service offers processing and short-term storage of DNA from blood and saliva samples. The DNA extraction and biobanking service facilitates a number of grant funded activities from EI, HRB and HEA.

For further information, please contact Tony O'Grady.