Next Webinar Speakers: Top Biobanking Masters Students from Across Europe

Congratulations to Mehdi Kara-Borni, Etienne Dougy, Rerwa Ghyslaine Gatsinzi, Lisa Seiller, Laura Dietrich and Svetlana Gramatiuk on being selected to present their work on Thursday 28th at 14:00CET! See webinar sign-up info on ESBB home page.

ESBB Past-President appointed Director-General of BBMRI-ERIC

Congratulations to Erik Steinfelder, Past-President of ESBB, who has been appointed as the next Director General of BBMRI-ERIC!

Biobanking MSc students seeking Internship Positions

See Jobs Section on ESBB website.


The patient organisation, GÉNÉTHON, is welcomed as a new member of ESBB! Since its creation in 1990, the mission of the Genethon’s DNA and Cell Bank has been to promote advances in genetic research by providing the scientific community with a high quality samples.

Biobanks in Africa join ESBB for free …

ESBB is offering free membership to biobanks in Africa (worth 285Euro) on completion of 35 Q survey. This is in line with ESBB’s mission to advance biobanking across Africa. Please register at

ESBB website averages 500+ visits per day in January!

The number of visits to the ESBB website reached a record high of 16,312 visits for the month of January 2017!

‘Masters in Biobanking’ Students Join ESBB

ESBB welcomes a total of 48 ‘Masters in Biobanking’ students as full members of the society! These students are based at the Universities of Lyon, Nice and Graz.

New Jobs Website

The ESBB Jobs Website is now ready for action!  ESBB members can now: Browse Job Adverts / Post Job Adverts / Browse CVs / Post CVs. The Jobs Website can also be used for Internship (Stages) placement.

Discount rate for Museums, Botanic Gardens, Zoos and other Enviro-Bio biobanks …

A new membership category has been created for Museums, Botanic Gardens, Zoos and other Enviro-Bio biobanks. Since these organisations tend to have smaller budgets for research infrastructure, membership is at the discounted rate of 108 Euros per organisation per year.

Registration for Global Biobank Week is Now Open

ESBB members should have received a link that allows them to register for the GBW conference in September, with a discount (saving) of up to 160 Euros. If you have any questions, please contact