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We are seeking an International Advisor and a General Representative to join our Strategic Advisory Group at the Victorian Cancer Biobank. These roles will provide advice to the VCB to guide its strategic direction and priorities to achieve the Mission and Vision of the VCB, and to enable the long-term viability and sustainability of the consortium. If this opportunity interests you, please check out the description below for more details. For expression of interest in either of these roles, or nomination form, please contact: Dr Wayne Ng - wayne.ng@cancervic.org.au Nomination deadline: COB 12th

The Victorian Cancer Biobank, one of the largest cancer biobanks in Australia, has received $6 million in funding by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency to continue its vital work over the next three years in collecting biospecimens of cancer tissue and blood and clinical data for research studies and clinical trials, it was announced today. With more than 450,000 biospecimens, the Victorian Cancer Biobank has supported more than 300 research projects since its inception in 2006, and thanks to this funding, will continue to facilitate scientific research and

The VCB, alongside Gold Coast Biobank, is excited to announce the second session of the Biobanking Virtual Forum – The Business Matrix: “The National Biobanking Strategy” Biobanking has been acknowledged as a critical research infrastructure but the industry generally operating in a siloed fashion. An effort towards establishing a national biobanking strategy and forming a collaborative framework would streamline researchers access to specimens, unlimiting biobanks’ full potential to support research innovation. Join our upcoming free event to be a part of this important discussion and much more. We are honoured to have

The VCB, alongside Gold Coast Biobank, is excited to announce and host the upcoming event Biobanking Virtual Forum – The Business Matrix. Interested in expanding your knowledge in technical, managerial, regulatory, and ethical skills to manage a biobanking business? Want to gain insights about a career path in biobanking, or want to share your experience as a biobanking  expert in the industry? Join our upcoming event to discover the answers to these questions and much more. We are honoured to have Cassandra Griffin, Prof Paul Hofman, and Dr Zisis Kozladidis as the

We would like to congratulate Professor Melissa Southey, on being awarded the Order of Australia Medal in recognition of her contributions to epidemiology and precision medicine. We are fortunate to have Professor Southey as the chair of our Strategic Advisory Group, who has been invaluable in leading the strategic direction and priorities of the VCB. Professor Southey has made immensely valuable contributions to diagnostic and research settings in Australia and internationally, with a particular focus on the common cancers utilising PEDIGREE's mature population-based studies and the application of new genetic technologies. We are

The VCB is looking forward to participating in the upcoming International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. Wayne Ng and Samantha Higgins are both involved in the meeting. Please join us! Details & registration: https://www.isber.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1163596 Educational Workshop: I See QMS From Both Sides Now: Discovering The Net Benefit of Tools to Your Biobank on Thursday, 3.30am – 6.00am AEST Roundtable Discussion: Improving Trust in Biobanking on Thursday, 9.30am – 10.15am AEST