Task Force Biobank Procedures

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Program of Work

Improve biobank standard operating procedures and sample preservation by:

  • Conducting and publishing results on targeted sample preservation studies
  • Identifying and filling gaps in best practices related to the management of genomic samples

Current Activities

  • Performing a long-term experiment on fixed animal tissue preservation; testing common preservatives across wider range of taxa
    • Currently testing Qiagen RNAlater, RNAlater surrogate, Qiagen AllProtect, ethanol, propylene glycol, DESS (DMSO/NaCl), and tissue lysis buffer
  • Performing an experiment on stabilizers for RNA during shipment
  • As part of SYNTHESYS+ Work Package 3, performing a landscape analysis of existing biobank standard operating procedures
  • Serving on the EBP Scientific Subcommittee: Sample Collection and Processing.


Related Resources

Getting Involved

Email us at info@ggbn.org to:

  • Join the Task Force
  • Volunteer to lead an experiment

Current Members

  • Jonas Astrin, Zoological Research Museum A. Koenig (2016-present), Chair
  • Katie Barker, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2016-present)
  • Mike Bruford, Cardiff University (2017-present)
  • Marta Castelhano, Cornell University (2016-present)
  • Jon Coddington, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2016-present)
  • Dan Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy (2016-present)
  • Gabi Droege, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (2016-present)
  • Andrew Iloh, Biodiversity and Climate Research, Biotechnology Research Center (2016-present)
  • Virág Krizsik, Hungarian Natural History Museum (2016-present)
  • Kim Labuschagne, National Zoological Gardens (2016-present)
  • Jackie Mackenzie-Dodds, Natural History Museum London (2016-present)
  • Li Qiyuan, Beijing Genomics Institute (2016-present)
  • Eva Sehr, Austrian Institute of Technology (2016-present)
  • Julie Strand, Randers Regnskov Tropical Zoo (2016-present)
  • Michal Vinkler, Charles University in Prague (2016-present)
  • Breda Zimkus, Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard University (2016-present)