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Call for Research Projects

ESBB Calls for Research Projects

As part of ESBB’s vision, we will promote science and innovation through distinct research projects within our ESBB network. We will showcase ESBB’s research projects, call for members’ engagement and report on progress and results. This is the place to keep the overview of ESBB’s projects plans, initiatives and deliverables. Please connect with the chairs of our ESBB Working Group Science & Innovation if you would like to propose your own project ideas. Together, we may apply for third party funding, use our in-house capacities or obtain discretionary ESBB funds for pilot projects. Please stay tuned for upcoming calls and opportunities. 


Call for Immunoncology, Metabolomics & Liquid Biopsy Expertise

We are now planning a biomarker screening study to improve individualized medicine in solid tumors. Based on liquid sampling, we aim to elucidate the proteome and metabolome for targeted therapy guidance. We seek collaborators with expertise in either immunoncology, mass spectrometry, metabolomics and/or liquid biopsy-based therapy guidance. This pilot-project aims to show proof-of-concept and then apply for external funding. Our results need to be compared to current liquid biopsy analytes such as cfDNA. If interested, please contact Jens Habermann and Roland Leiminger ( and


ESBB Harmonized Clinical and Life Style Date Capturing

We aim to develop a harmonized data set to capture identical clinical and life style data across ESBB biobanks. This harmonized data set will enable ESBB biobanks to commonly support and apply for different research projects such as clinical screening and diagnostics, human biomonitoring or environmental pollution and contamination. If interested, please contact Dominik Lermen and Jens Habermann ( and

ESBB Healthy Control Cohort 

We aim to build up an ESBB-wide healthy control cohort that could be used as control for different disease cohorts. The highly interdisciplinary network of ESBB across EMEA seems predestined to provide the expertise and modalities to organize such a precious cohort as a concerted effort. If interested, please contact Sofie Bekaert and Jens Habermann ( and

Biospecimen Research Project

More information to come beginning of 2020.