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 at the Medical University of Graz supports biobanking projects at the University Hospital Graz. Additionally, Biobank Graz stores tissue samples (FFPE-blocks and sections) of the Diagnostic & Research Institute of Pathology. To provide a better overview, the Biobank Graz team has classified ongoing as well as complete specimen collections according to their cohort below.

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Inquiries

Project Management Team  
T: +43 316 385 72716

Cohort profile

CARDIOLOGY

ROC-HF

HCM Register

GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Cohort

  • Keywords: pregnancy, diabetes mellitus (DM), gestational diabetes (GDM)
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat
  • Project leader: Mila Cervar-Zivkovic
  • Information

Gynaecological Tumours

Placenta & Cord Blood Collection

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

Pregnancy Hypertension Cohort

DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY

Bio-UV 2017

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

Psoriasis

  • Keywords: psoriasis
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, PAXgene
  • Project leader: Peter Wolf
  • Information

 

NEPHROLOGY

Kidney Transplant Cohort

  • Keywords: kidney, transplantation, renal insufficiency
  • Sample types: Serum, EDTA plasma, buffy coat
  • Project leader: Eller Kathrin
  • Information

PULMONOLOGY

LBI LVR Pulmonary Vascular Collection

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
  • Project leader: Michael Schenk
  • Information
  • Article
  • Samples

COVID-19 COHORTS

COVAC-DM Study

  • Keywords: diabetes mellitus type 1, diabetes mellitus type 2, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine
  • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, sodium citrate plasma, saliva
  • Project leader: Harald Sourij
  • Information

COVID-19 Convalescent Cohort

HBO Post-Covid

The CoVVac Study

  • Keywords: COVID-19 vaccination, immunocompromised, t-cell immunity, t-cell aging,
  • Sample types: serum, saliva, PBMC´s
  • Project leader: Martin Stradner
  • Information

The CoVVacBoost Study

  • Keywords: vaccination, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, mRNA vaccine, booster, 3rd dose, Moderna, Comirnaty, AstraZeneca
  • Sample types: serum, saliva, PBMC´s
  • Project leaders: Martin StradnerIvo Steinmetz
  • Information

HEALTHY CONTROL GROUP

Blood Bank Collection

    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
    • Project leader: Armin Zebisch
    • Information

    ENDOCRINOLOGY

    BioPersMed

    Diabetes Registry

    EMMY

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

    Interfast

    PoCOsteo

    STEMI-Lipids

    ProPCO-RCT

    • Keywords: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, PCOS, probiotics, metformin, RCT, randomized controlled trial, testosterone
    • Sample types: Serum, EDTA-plasma, EDTA-buffy coat, urine
    • Project leader: Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
    • Information

      Vitamin D  Hypertension Cohort

      • Keywords: Vitamin D, hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors
      • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, urine
      • Project leader: Stefan Pilz
      • Information

      NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY

      MRT Brain Cohort

      Neurosurgery Collection

      • Keywords: brain tumors, intervertebral discs, epilepsy
      • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, snap frozen tissue
      • Project leader: Stefan Wolfsberger
      • Information

      Neurology Collection 

      INTERNAL MEDICINE

      Clinibil Study

      • Keywords: fluid and electrolyte balance, post cardiac-surgery, AKI biomarkers
      • Sample types: serum, urine
      • Project leader: Philipp Eller
      • Information

       

      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
      • Project leader: Andreas Leithner
      • Information

      ONCOLOGY

      Oncology Collection

      • Keywords: body fluids, cancer patients, solid tumors
      • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, whole blood
      • Project leader: Philipp Jost
      • Information

      Radiotherapy Collection

      Testicular Cancer Cohort

      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
      • Project leader: Eva Reininghaus
      • Information

      THORACIC SURGERY AND HYPERBARIC SURGERY

        Vitamin D3 in Thoracic Surgery Cohort

        • Keywords: Vitamin D deficiency, thoracic surgery, cancer patients
        • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, snap frozen tissue
        • Project leader: Jörg Lindenmann
        • Information

        Thorax IL-6 Sepsis Marker Cohort

        PATHOLOGY

        FFPE Slides Collection

        Colorectal Cancer Whole Slide Image - Clinical Annotation Cohort

        • Keywords: CRC, colorectal cancer, AI, artificial intelligence
        • Sample types: Whole slide images, FFPE Slides 
        • Project leader: Kurt Zatloukal
        • Information

        Colorectal Cancer Whole Slide Image - Survival Cohort

        • Keywords: CRC, colorectal cancer, survival, AI, artificial intelligence
        • Sample types: Whole slide images, FFPE Slides 
        • Project leader: Kurt Zatloukal
        • Information

        Colorectal Cancer Whole Slide Image - Vascular Invasion Cohort

        • Keywords: CRC, colorectal cancer, inflammation, AI, artificial intelligence
        • Sample types: Whole slide images, FFPE Slides 
        • Project leader: Kurt Zatloukal
        • Information

        PEDIATRICS

        PERFORM

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

        MED UNI GRAZ CELL LINES

        In vitro experiments in different cell systems can reduce and replace animal testing. In any case, in vitro testing provides the basis for animal testing in line with the 3R principle. CellBank Graz supplies researchers with human and animal cell lines that comply with a high quality standard.

        Cell lines are also established as required and characterized in detail.

         

         

        Non-tumorigenic cell lines:

        • Human juvenile fibroblasts
        • Human adult dermal fibroblasts
        • Human juvenile keratinocytes
        • MUG Lucifer iHDF immortalized human dermal fibroblasts
        • Human juvenile melanocytes
        • Human adult dermal melanocytes

         

        Chordoma cell lines:

         

        Melanoma cell lines:

         

        Sarcoma cell lines:

        • MUG CiDus: Human CIC-DUX 4 sarcoma

        • MUG Lucifer: Human clear cell sarcoma

        • MUG Lucifer metastasis: Human clear cell sarcoma lung metastasis

        • MUG Myx2: Human myxofibrosarcoma

         

        Cholangiocarcinoma cell lines:

        • MUG CCArly 1: Human cholangiocarcinoma/Klatskin tumor

        Contact: Beate Rinner