Biobank centrifuge with blood samples

Organisational structure

On this website the organisational structure of the biobank is described. Additionally, there are facts about the review board and the external scientific review board.

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Organisational Structure

The ZeBanC team consists of members from different Charité departments. Professor Hummel and Professor Dietel funciton as managers of the ZeBanC project. Apart from that Professor Hufnagl is manager of the ZeBanC's IT unit. 

The adjacent picture gives an overview of the ZeBanC team. 

Organisational Structure of the ZeBanC

ZeBanC Review Board

The Central biomaterial bank of the Charité will be supervised by an Review Board. The Review Board consists of the head of the Institute of Pathology, the head of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the head of the Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry.

Temporary Review Board members will include the person in charge of the ZeBanC project (during project phase), four Charité members, each elected for one year, as well as the person in charge of the associated biobanks in request cases concerning his/her samples.

External Scientific Advisory Board

The External Scientific Advisory Board provides advice on all aspects related to biobanking. A session is held once a year to discuss topics such as ethics, data protection and sample transfer.

The Advisory Board consists of the following persons:

  • Prof. Roland Jahns -Head of the interdisciplinary Biomaterial- and Databank Würzburg (ibdw)
  • Prof. Jan-Eric Litton - Professor at the Institute of medical epidemiology and biostatistics, KI, Stockholm
  • Prof. Paul Schmücker -Head of the Institute for Medical Informatics, Hochschule Mannheim
  • Mr. Uwe Dietrich - Pedagogical director of the children's nursing home Mellendorf