Biobank Graz

Biobank Graz is a central service institution of the Medical University of Graz that supports biomedical research by collecting, processing and storing high-quality biological specimens and associated data. Biobank Graz works closely with academic and industrial research partners while building up specific cohorts, operating basic collections and making the specimens along with associated anonymized/pseudonymized data available for research projects.

Probensammlung Biobank Graz

Specimen collections

Biobank Graz conducts biobanking projects with nearly every university department at University Hospital Graz. To provide a better overview, the Biobank Graz team has classified ongoing as well as complete specimen collections according to their cohort below.

Inquiries

Project Management Team  
T: +43 316 385 72716

Cohort profile

CARDIOLOGY

ROC-HF Cohort

  • Keywords: chronic heart failure, bone metabolism, osteoporosis, hemodynamic
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, urine
  • Biobank representative: Nicolas Verheyen
  • Information

DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY

Bio-UV 2017

  • Keywords: photo(chemo)therapy, skin diseases, molecular mechanisms
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, PAXgene, cells
  • Biobank representative: Peter Wolf
  • Information

Photo-responsive Diseases

  • Keywords: UV therapy, therapeutic response, biomarkers, inflammatory skin diseases, cutaneous T-cell, lymphoma (CTCL), vitiligo, graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), mast cell diseases
  • Sample types: serum, whole blood
  • Biobank representative: Peter Wolf
  • Information

Psoriasis

 

ENDOCRINOLOGY

BioPersMed Cohort

Diabetes Registry

EMMY Study

  • Keywords: myocardial infarction, empagliflozin, RCT, placebo, SGLT-2 inhibitor, heart failure
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, whole blood, sodium citrate plasma, urine
  • Biobank representative: Harald Sourij
  • Information
  • Article

Interfast Study

PoCOsteo Study

  • Keywords: osteoporosis, osteoporotic fracture, metabolic bone disease
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat
  • Biobank representative: Hans Peter Dimai
  • Information
  • Article

STEMI-Lipids Study

HEALTHY CONTROL GROUP

Blood Bank Collection

COVID-19 Recovered Patients

HEMATOLOGY

Myeloid Neoplasias Collection

  • Keywords: myeloid neoplasias (MN), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), myeloproliferative neoplasias (MPN)
  • Sample types: buffy coat, mononuclear cells
  • Biobank representative: Heinz Sill
  • Information

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Clinibil Study

Sepsis Collection

PULMONOLOGY

LBI LVR Pulmonary Vascular Collection

  • Keywords: pulmonary cells, blood, tissue, PH
  • Sample types: serum, whole blood, lithium heparin plasma, snap frozen tissue, cells
  • Biobank representative: Grazyna Kwapiszewska-Marsh
  • Information

NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY

MRT Brain Cohort

Neurosurgery collection

GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

Gestational Diabetes (GDM) Cohort / Obstetrics Diabetes Cohort

Gynaecological Tumours

Placenta & Cord Blood collection
Pregnancy disorders and normal pregnancies

  • Keywords: placenta, umbilical cord blood, biomarkers, pregnancy disorders
  • Sample types: serum, plasma, buffy coat, fresh frozen placental tissue
  • Biobank representative: Mila Cervar-Zivkovic
  • Information

Pregnancy Hypertension Cohort

ONCOLOGY

Oncology Collection

  • Keywords: body fluids, cancer patients, solid tumors
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, whole blood
  • Quality standards: ISO 9001:2015
  • Information

Radiotherapy Collection

ORTHOPEDICS

Orthopaedics Collection

  • Keywords: Arthrosis – coxarthrosis – gonarthrosis - bone sarcoma - bone tumour - soft tissue tumour - soft tissue sarcoma
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, whole blood, snap frozen tissue
  • Biobank representative: Andreas Leithner; Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger
  • Information

PEDIATRICS

PERFORM Collection

  • Keywords: infection, febrile illness in childhood
  • Sample types: EDTA-plasma, whole blood, urine, stool, liquor, PAXgene
  • Biobank representative: Werner Zenz
  • Information
  • Article

PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC MEDICINE

Blood and Tears

  • Keywords: blood collection, affective disorders, schizophrenic disorders, anxiety, metabolomics, genetics, machine-based learning
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat
  • Biobank representative: Eva Reininghaus
  • Information

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

CReATe Biobank Canada

  • Keywords: fertility, reproductive research, IVF
  • Sample types: somatic cells, follicular fluid, eggs, abnormal embryos, embryo fluid, uterine fluid or cells, semen samples, culture media
  • Website
  • Article

KIWI Collection

  • Keywords: fertility, reproductive medicine, IVF, follicular fluid, cumulus cells
  • Sample types: serum, follicular fluid, cumulus cells, embyo culture supernatant, seminal plasma
  • Biobank representative: Michael Schenk
  • Information
  • Article
  • Samples