Name of bioresource/bank

Kuopio Brain Bank

Name of Principal Investigator
Title Professor
First name Hilkka
Last name Soininen
Address of institution where award is held
Institution University of Eastern Finland
Street Address Yliopistonranta 1
City Kuopio
Postcode 70221
  • Finland
  • Website


    Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
    Funding source

    BrainNetEurope (PI Irina Alafuzoff)
    University of Eastern Finland
    Kuopio University Hospital

    Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Motor neurone diseases
  • Neurodegenerative disease in general
  • Q2a What DNA collection does your resources hold?
  • 1001-5000 donors
  • Q2b What cell lines does your resource hold?
  • None
  • Q2c What tissue (including post-mortem tissue) does your resource hold?
  • 1001-5000 donors
  • Q3 Are human tissues/samples/DNA from
  • Post-mortem donors: brain
  • Q4 Are tissues/samples/DNA from
  • Healthy individuals/control donors
  • Patients
  • Q5 Can samples be linked to clinical (phenotypic) information and if so, is this information:
  • In a specific study-associated dataset
  • Q6 In what form are samples supplied?
  • Primary Samples: Stabilised samples (frozen or fixed)
  • Q7 Are biomarkers/analytes/biological characteristics already measured and the information available for your samples?
  • In a few samples
  • Q8 What is the status of your tissue/sample/DNA collection?
  • Collection ongoing
  • Q9 What are the rules and procedures for access?
  • Access through collaboration with PI only
  • Applicant needs to provide separate external ethics approval
  • Resource has own ethics approval so usually no need for separate external ethics approval
    Types: Biobanks
    Member States: N/A
    Diseases: N/A
    Years: 2011
    Database Categories: N/A
    Database Tags: N/A

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