Informations for scientists

Whichsamples and dataareavailable?

Currently the BIPS BioBank hosts more than 800,000 biological samples from more than 35,000 study participants, such as tumor tissue, blood, urine, saliva, stool samples and nasal swabs and their derivates (e.g. DNA), from mostly prospective cohort studies and case-control studies. Further information on the sample collections of the BIPS BioBank can also be found in the German Biobank Directory.

Howcan I usesamples and dataformy own research?

With a cooperation agreement. Send a short project outline either to the project coordinator or to the coordinator of the BIPS BioBank who will gladly arrange the respective contact.

Biosamples fromthe German biobank network

The German Biobank Directory, provided by the German Biobank Node (GBN), is a central list of German biobanks with aggregated informations about their sample collections.

Selected Publications

Articles with peer-review

  • Nagrani R, Foraita R, Wolters M, De Henauw S, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Marron M, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Longitudinal association of inflammatory markers with markers of glycaemia and insulin resistance in European children. Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews. 2022;38(3):e3511.
  • Nagrani R, Foraita R, Gianfagna F, Iacoviello L, Mårild S, Michels N, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Ahrens W, Marron M. Common genetic variation in obesity, lipid transfer genes and risk of metabolic syndrome: Results from IDEFICS/I.Family study and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. 2020;10(1):7189.
Contact person/ project outline to:

Dr. Kathrin Günther

Tel: +49 (0)421 218-56825

Fax: +49 (0)421 218-56821