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.

Inquiries

Project Management Team  
T: +43 316 385 72716

Cohort profile

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
    • Biobank representative: 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
    • Biobank representative: 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
    • Biobank representative: Martin StradnerIvo Steinmetz
    • Information

    DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY

    Bio-UV 2017

    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

    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
    • Biobank representative: Harald SourijNorbert Tripolt
    • Information
    • Article

    Interfast

    PoCOsteo

    STEMI-Lipids

    ProPCO-RCT

      Vitamin D  Hypertension Cohort

      HEALTHY CONTROL GROUP

      Blood Bank Collection

        GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

        Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Cohort

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

        Pregnancy Hypertension Cohort

        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

        CARDIOLOGY

        ROC-HF

        HCM Register

        • Keywords: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM, biomarkers, cardiac amyloidosis
        • Sample types: serum, EDTA-plasma, buffy coat, Na-Citrate plasma,urine
        • Biobank representative: Nicolas Verheyen; Klemens Ablasser
        • Information

        NEPHROLOGY

        Kidney Transplant Cohort

        • Keywords: kidney, transplantation, renal insufficiency
        • Sample types: Serum, EDTA plasma, Buffy coat
        • Biobank representative: Eller Kathrin
        • Information

        NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY

        MRT Brain Cohort

        Neurosurgery Collection

        Neurology Collection 

        ONCOLOGY

        Oncology Collection

        Radiotherapy Collection

        Testicular Cancer Cohort

        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

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

        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 
        • Biobank representative: 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 
        • Biobank representative: 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 
        • Biobank representative: Kurt Zatloukal
        • Information

        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 ReininghausArmin Birner
        • Information

        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

        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

        THORACIC SURGERY AND HYPERBARIC SURGERY

          Vitamin D3 in Thoracic Surgery Cohort

          Thorax IL-6 Sepsis Marker Cohort

          • Keywords: IL-6, biomarker, SIRS, sepsis
          • Sample types: whole blood, lithium heparin plasma
          • Biobank representative: Biobank
          • Information

          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 EMCS: Human extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma

          • 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