Jump to page content

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
Steering committee



Prof. Young-Ae Lee: Research group "Genetics of allergic diseases" Prof. Michael Hummel*: Experimental hematopathology, Head of ZeBanC
Prof. Tobias Pischon*: Molecular Epidemiology Molecular Epidemiology, Nationale Kohorte Prof. Ulrich Keilholz: irector of Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor for Hematology and Oncology
Dr. Kai Martin Schmidt-Ott: DFG group „Hemodynamic mechanisms of acute kidney injury“ Prof. Kai Kappert: Institut für Laboratoriumsmedizin, Klinische Chemie und Pathobiochemie
* current speakers  


Scientific directors

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


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

Dr. Claus Derz
Dr. Jürgen Janke, MDC


The BIH Core Facility Biobank is located at two places: Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK) and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin-Buch