New Discussion Forum

There is a new discussion forum in the Members-only section. Please feel free to use and provide feedback.

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

New Cahier 3C-R Newsletter Available

The new Cahier 3C-R newsletter for Nov – Dec 2016 (No. 66) is now available under documents on the members-only website.

Biocartis Joins ESBB!

ESBB welcomes Biocartis as a new corporate member. Biocartis is an innovative commercial stage molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions.

Patient Organisations Receive 60% Discount

ESBB will now offer a 60% discount to Patient Organisations joining as organisational members of the society. So the annual fee for a Patient Organisation to join ESBB is now 108 Euros and this allows for 2 representatives of the organisation to have the full benefits of Individual membership.