Organization Chart

 

Scientific director

Joan Albert Barberà, MD

Contact(ELIMINAR)

Functions

  • To ensure compliance with current legislation
  • To keep a record of the activities of the biobank
  • To ensure the quality, safety and traceability of the data and samples
  • To draft an annual report of activities
  • To handle queries and complaints
  • To draft an annual list of collection specifications

Coordinator

Anna Bosch, PhD

Contact(ELIMINAR)

Functions

  • To ensure the quality, safety and traceability of stored data and samples
  • To coordinate the functional integration of various biobank areas
  • To provide information on the biobank
  • To monitor technical and organizational biobank procedures
  • To ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • To supervise infrastructure maintenance and ensure proper operation
  • To handle requests to access, rectify, cancel and oppose data and data use, in compliance with current legislation

Advisory Board

Marta Aymerich, MD

On behalf of Biological Sample Collections at the Center for Biomedical Diagnostics at the Hospital Clínic

Pedro L. Fernández, MD

Consultant Pathologist at the Pathology Department at Hospital Clínic. Founder of the Tumour Biobank

Josep Maria Miró, MD

Infectious Diseases Service, at the Hospital Clínic

Eduard Gratacós, MD

Head of the Maternal and Foetal Medicine Department at the Hospital Clínic

Francesc Graus, MD

Head of the Neurology Department at the Hospital Clínic and Head of the Neurological Tissue Biobank

Anna Novials, MD

Director of the Laboratory for Diabetes and Obesity at the CIBER for Metabolic Diseases

Julià Panés, MD

Head of Gastroenterology and responsible for inflammatory bowel disease samples

Aleix Prat, MD

Head of Medical Oncology at the Hospital Clínic

Antonio Martínez, MD

Head of Pathological Anatomy Service at the Hospital Clínic

Functions

  • To analyze researcher requirements and demands
  • To identify collections housed at the Hospital Clínic – IDIBAPS
  • To analyze the current status of collections
  • To decide which collections shall form part of the biobank
  • To contribute to decisions on biobank growth strategies
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External Scientific Committee

Made up of experts in different medical and biomedical research fields

Aurora Astudillo

Alberto Lleó

Mª Teresa Tuñón

Manuel Morente

Maria-Rosario Luquin

Alberto Rábano

Enrique de Álava

Jose Antonio López-Guerrero

Eugeni Domènech

Jose Luis Herrera

Isabel Valverde

María Esteve

Maria Antonia Fortuño

Anabel Sáez

José Antonio Hernández

Functions

  • To offer external scientific advice
  • To study scientific projects requesting samples
  • To assess the quality and progress of biobank activities
  • To evaluate the annual report and activities schedule
  • To provide guidance in determining fees
  • To ensure that resources and infrastructures are adequately stocked
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Research Ethics Committee

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) at the Hospital Clínic is made up of medical and legal experts and specialists in the fields of ethics and theology, who serve as the Ethics Committee for the biobank.

Functions

  • To assess the qualifications of the head researcher and the research team
  • To consider the methodological, ethical and legal aspects of the project
  • To consider the balance of risks and benefits
  • To ensure compliance with procedures that guarantee sample traceability
  • To create codes of best practice


Neurological Tissue Biobank

Contact(ELIMINAR)


Clinical coordinator:

Raquel Sánchez-Valle, MD, PhD

Raquel Sánchez

Functions

  • Scientific advice from NTB
  • Strategic advice from NTB
  • General advice on the subject of clinical neurology at the Biobank
  • Management of the results feedback coming from research as established in the donation document and in accordance with CEIC requirements
  • Representing the NTB in front of public and private bodies, particularly clinicians and researchers in the field of neurological diseases
  • Participation in the Biobank Coordinating Group


Technical coordinator:

Ellen Gelpi, MD, PhD

Contact(ELIMINAR)

Functions

Ellen Gelpi

  • To represent the Neurological Tissue Biobank (NTB) in all proceedings and interactions with public and private bodies
  • To ensure the quality, safety and traceability of data and samples stored at the NTB
  • To supervise activities carried out at the NTB and ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • To be responsible for the development of NTB techniques
  • To determine the need for new features, equipment and facilities
  • To identify user requirements
  • To determine NTB personnel training requirements
  • To lead and supervise scientific activity carried out at the NTB
  • To nominate five experts in the field of neuroscience to form the NTB Advising Committee
  • To sit on the Quality Committee and provide support to Quality personnel
  • Neuropathological diagnostics


Technical and Lab Personnel:

Sara Charif

Functions

Sara Charif

  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Orders

Verónica Santiago

Functions

Sara Charif

  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Orders

Collaborating Doctors:

Eduard Tolosa, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor of the University of Barcelona

Sergi Borrego, Oscar Ramos, Mikel Vicente, Mar Guasp, Carmen Montejo, David Reyes


Tumor bank and pathological anatomy

Contact(ELIMINAR)


Clinical coordinator:

Míriam Cuatrecasas, MD

Miriam Cuatrecasas

Functions

  • To represent the Tumour Biobank (TB) in all proceedings and interactions with public and private bodies


Technical coordinator:

Raquel Bermudo, PhD

Contact(ELIMINAR)

Functions

Raquel Bermudo

  • To ensure the quality, safety and traceability of data and samples stored at the TB
  • To supervise TB personnel
  • To identify problems related to sample processing and storage
  • To provide information on the TB
  • To supervise technical procedures carried out at the TB
  • Quality control and management
  • To ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • Collaboration in the histopathological assessment of samples
  • Advising researchers on research project design

Technical and lab personnel:

Laura Gelabert

Functions

Laura Gelabert

  • Technical lab work
  • Tumour Biobank sample registration and storage
  • Sample processing
  • Purchasing management
  • Maintenance of Tumour Biobank equipment and facilities

Mónica Marín

Functions

Mónica Marín

  • Technical lab work
  • Tumour Biobank sample registration and storage
  • Sample processing
  • Purchasing management
  • Maintenance of Tumour Biobank equipment and facilities

Merche González

Merche González

Functions

  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing

Amanda Denuc

Funcions

Amanda Denuc

  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing
  • Participation in the optimization of new techniques
  • Participation in biospecimen research projects

Ángela Martin

Functions

Ángela Martin

  • To create and administer a database for informed consent form management
  • To interview potential donors in order to obtain informed consent documents
  • To collect consent forms obtained by floor nurses or from health care centres
  • To register documents in the database
  • To organize, file and monitor documentation


Blood and Fluid Biobank



Technical coordinator:

Verónica Fernández, PhD

Contact(ELIMINAR)

Functions

Verónica Fernández

  • To represent the Blood and Fluid Biobank (BFB) in all proceedings and interactions with public and private bodies
  • To ensure the quality, safety and traceability of data and samples stored at the BFB
  • To supervise BFB personnel (lab technicians, head of purchasing, quality control, nurses, etc.)
  • To identify problems related to sample processing and storage
  • To provide information on the BFB
  • To supervise technical procedures carried out at the BFB
  • To ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • Management of storage facilities
  • Coordination of the human samples collection application to Institut de Salut Carlos III (Collection Registration)

Technical and Lab Personnel:

Regina Cañaveras

Regina Cañaveras

Functions

  • Orders
  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing
  • Computer records

Anna Morales

Anna Morales

Functions

  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing
  • Storage room supervision and maintenance
  • Computer application management

Roser Mas

Roser Mas

Functions

  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing
  • Computer records

Merche González

Merche  González

Functions

  • Technical lab work
  • Sample processing
  • Computer records

Amanda Denuc

Amanda Denuc

Functions

  • Sample collection management. PREDICT project

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