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The BIH Biobank Core Unit will store a wide range of different types of specimens collected in BIH research projects, cohort studies and trials as well as from Charité patients under safe and quality-controlled conditions and will make them available to BIH researchers. The BIH Biobank will also provide advice and consultation for BIH projects with biospecimens regarding design, planning and implementation of studies (e.g. SOPs), data protection issues, and ethical issues. A number of services are or will be offered, such as tissue sectioning and histology as well as immunohistochemistry, DNA or RNA extraction, etc. The BIH Biobank Core Unit is one biobank at two locations (Charité CVK and MDC) with a central database / laboratory information system (LIMS).


The BIH Biobank is still under development and construction. However, the following services are already available. Please contact us for details.
  • Storage at -80°C, -20°C and +4°C as well as liquid nitrogen (temperature logging)
  • Automated DNA extraction
  • Slide scanning
  • Targeted re-sequencing
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • FISH
  • TMA construction
  • Biobank IT solutions
  • Consultation



Prof. Young-Ae Lee: Research group "Genetics of allergic diseases" Prof. Michael Hummel*: Prof. für experimentelle Hämatopathologie, Leiter ZeBanC
Prof. Tobias Pischon*: molekulare Epidemiologie, Nationale Kohorte Prof. Ulrich Keilholz: Direktor des Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center; Prof. für Hämatologie und Onkologie
Dr. Kai Martin Schmidt-Ott: DFG group „Hemodynamic mechanisms of acute kidney injury“ Prof. Kai Kappert: Institut für Laboratoriumsmedizin, Klinische Chemie und Pathobiochemie
* derzeitige Sprecher  



Prof. Dr. Michael Hummel, Charité
Prof. Dr. Tobias Pischon, MDC

Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter

Prof. Dr. Peter Hufnagl, Charité (IT)
Dr. Alexandra Stege, Charité (Tissue samples)
Dr. Jenny Schlesinger, Charité (Liquid samples)

Dr. Claus Derz, MDC
Dr. Jürgen Janke, MDC


Die Technologieplattform Biobank ist an zwei Standorten zu finden: Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK) und Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC) in Berlin-Buch