Biosample management

Led by Dr Sue Ring and Dr Alix Groom

We help with the processing, governance and management of biosamples (for example, blood samples or cell cultures) for various research projects across the BRC. We work closely with colleagues in the University of Bristol Research Governance team to ensure samples are collected with appropriate consent and ethical approval, and that use is managed by appropriate access committees.

Where appropriate, samples are incorporated into the Bristol Biobank, a resource that holds and manages samples for many research projects, for example collection of biological samples before, during and after cardiac surgery. The Bristol Biobank has Research Tissue Bank ethical approval.