News 2011

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16-19 November 2011 – ESBB Inaugural Conference – Marseilles, France

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The European, Middle-Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) will realize its ESBB Inaugural Meeting in Marseille 16–19 Nov 2011 under participation of a DNA Bank Network scientist. Under the Conference theme: “Identifying the challenges and the opportunities for biorepositories today and in the next 5 years” a wide range of topics will be covered:

• Next steps in biobank networking and harmonisation

• Integrating research biobanking with the provision of healthcare services

• The need for environmental specimen banking

• Challenges and opportunities in the provision of biospecimens for clinical trials

• Networking of veterinary biobanks

• Scientific and technological advances that are helping to measure and to maximise sample quality

• Biobanking economics: how to justify and maintain long-term funding

• Museum biobanking in Europe

• The ELSI of biobanking in times of personalised medicine and systems biology


The DNA Bank Network will present a project poster.

Presentation details:
Poster Title: The DNA Bank Network: banking the DNA of any organism - except humans
Presenter: Jonas Astrin

1-7 October, 2011 DNA Bank Network at the 18th Governing Board Meeting of GBIF in Buenos Aires, Argentina

All partners of the DNA Bank Network are parts of GBIF nodes. The four German partners even heading subnodes in Germany. A delegate of the DNA Bank Network will present a poster of our project at the GBIF Governing Board Meeting. All posters shown there can be found here

Sep 15, 2011 DNA Bank Network at the EuroMarine meeting in Bremen, Germany

A scientist of the DNA Bank Network will give an overview about our project with focus on data architecture at the EuroMarine Meeting. This workshop is a satellite meeting of the Genomics Standards Consortium Meeting. Presentation details:

Conference: 27-30 September, 2011
Presentation Title: DNA Bank Network – open access to DNA data and samples worldwide by using GBIF technologies
Presenter: Gabriele Droege

Sep 01, 2011 DNA Bank Network poster at Botanikertagung 2011 in Berlin, Germany

A scientist of the DNA Bank Network will present a poster of our project at the Botanikertagung 2011. Presentation details:

Conference: 18-23 September, 2011
Presentation Title: DNA Bank Network – Open access to DNA samples, reference vouchers and related data for biodiversity research
Presenter: Holger Zetzsche

Aug 20, 2011 DNA Bank Network poster at YouMaReS in Bremerhaven, Germany

An associated scientist of the DNA Bank Network will present a poster of our project at the YouMaReS. Presentation details:

Conference: 07-09 September, 2011
Presentation Title: DNA Bank Network – open access to DNA data and samples worldwide by using GBIF technologies
Presenter: Maren Gleisberg (GBIF.DE team)

Jun 30, 2011 DNA Bank Network at the 8th biennial conference of the Systematics Association in Belfast, United Kingdom

A Scientist of the DNA Bank Network will give an overview about the project at the Conference of the Systematics Association in Belfast with special focus on data mobilisation as well as voucher and sample deposition. Presentation details:


Conference: 04-08 July, 2011
Session Title: Museum specimens and acient DNA
Presentation Title: DNA Bank Network - A platform for open access to voucher referenced DNA samples and data worldwide.
Presenter: Gabriele Droege

May 14, 2011 Amorphophallus titanum flowering again at the Botanic Garden in Berlin

This morning the flower of Titan arum has began to open. A plant from same origin population has flowered two years ago and has been collected for the DNA bank of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (DB 4216).

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2011-05-14 13:51:36

A webcam has been installed and can be found here. Find out all available Amorphophallus samples in the DNA Bank Network: Amorphophallus

May 09, 2011 North Korean DNA plant samples available

As of now, the DNA Bank Network enables access to 384 DNA samples and georeferenced specimens including digital images from vascular plant specimens collected in North Korea for scientific analyses. The BGBM DNA Bank owes that collection mainly to a donation by Dr. Mark B.M. Suh (Pugwash Council). It was complemented by an expedition to the Mt. Chilbo region under participation of Dr. Birgit Gemeinholzer, Dr. Regine Jahn and Dr. Jo Yong Gil. Voucher specimens of these rare samples are safeguarded at the Herbarium Berolinense.

Apr 27, 2011 DNA Bank Network at the 22nd Pacific Science Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Scientist of the DNA Bank Network will give an overview about the project at the Pacific Science Congress in Kuala Lumpur with special focus on the potential of this data architecture for science regarding the pacific region. Presentation details:

Conference: 14-18 June, 2011
Session Title: Biological Collections in the Pacific: Developing critical infrastructure for research and applications
Presentation Title : DNA Bank Network - Information infrastructure for an international DNA and Tissue Bank Network.
Presenter: Gabriele Droege

Apr 14, 2011 White Paper has been published

The DNA Bank Network has recently published a White Paper at Biopreservation and Biobanking. The authors describe the general aims of the network, the established infrastructure of the partner DNA banks and the principles of the information technology implemented. Various benefits for its users and partners are highlighted and the prerequisites for collaboration are outlined.

Gemeinholzer, B., Dröge, G., Zetzsche, H., Haszprunar, G., Klenk, H.-P., Güntsch, A., Berendsohn, W.G. & Wägele, J.-W. (2011): The DNA Bank Network: the start from a German initiative. Biopreservation and Biobanking. April 2011, 9 (1): 51-55. Abstract

Jan 12, 2011 DNA Bank Network to present at the BioSystematics in Berlin, Germany

Scientists of the DNA Bank Network will give an overview about the project at the BioSystematics in Berlin and furthermore organise a Software Bazar for relevant software tools (click here for synopsis). Presentation details:

Date/Time/Room: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8:30 am - 10.30 am, Seminaris
Session Title: Inventorying and Managing Biodiversity
Presentation Title : DNA Bank Network - Access to voucher referenced DNA for biodiversity genomics.
Presenter: Holger Zetzsche


Date/Time/Room: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8:30 am - 5 pm, Seminaris
Session Title: Software Bazar - Tools for systematists - Manage and share your data
Presentation Title : The DNA Bank Network - A service to facilitate open access to DNA samples and voucher data worldwide
Presenter: Gabriele Droege, Holger Zetzsche