Methods in Biobanking

  • Joakim Dillner

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 675)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Don Chalmers
    Pages 1-37
  3. Pierre Hainaut, Béatrice Vozar, Sabina Rinaldi, Elio Riboli, Elodie Caboux
    Pages 179-191
  4. Leona W. Ayers, Sylvia Silver, Jan M. Orenstein, Michael S. McGrath, Debra L. Garcia
    Pages 193-203
  5. Anders Ekbom
    Pages 215-220
  6. Göran Hallmans, Jimmie B. Vaught
    Pages 241-260
  7. Marc Arbyn, Kristin Andersson, Christine Bergeron, John-Paul Bogers, Magnus von Knebel-Doebertitz, Joakim Dillner
    Pages 279-298
  8. Christer Ericsson, Monica Nistér
    Pages 307-312
  9. Rosamaria Tedeschi, Paolo De Paoli
    Pages 313-326
  10. Christer Ericsson, Monica Nistér
    Pages 327-332
  11. Christer Ericsson, Monica Nistér
    Pages 333-341
  12. Ian Chandler, Richard Houlston, Göran Landberg
    Pages 363-373
  13. Asta Försti, Kari Hemminki
    Pages 375-385
  14. Halla Hauksdóttir, Kristín Jónsdóttir, Andres Thorarinsson
    Pages 387-403
  15. Johan Botling, Patrick Micke
    Pages 405-413
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 415-421

About this book


International biobank collaborations allow for studies with large number of subjects where generalizability of findings across populations can be investigated, which means establishing quality criteria concerning the nature of the sample, conditions of sample storage, and the adequacy of available information is of vital importance. Methods in Biobanking brings together contributions from experts in the field in order to aid in the establishment of this much needed consistency. The volume discusses how to use existing collections of biological material to answer significant questions concerning the cause of disease without violating the personal integrity of participating sample donors, the ethical issues surrounding biobanks, guidelines for the use of coding systems and the use of biocomputing and registry linkages in research projects, as well as many other key subjects. As a volume in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, this collection provides the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Methods in Biobanking seeks to provide scientists with the tools necessary to take advantage of the tremendous current resources of the world’s biobanks and strengthen those resources for the future.


Biocomputing Biological material Coding systems Epidemiological study design Ethical issues Population genetics Registries

Editors and affiliations

  • Joakim Dillner
    • 1
  1. 1., Bio Banking and Molecular ResourceKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-995-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-423-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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