Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for Scientific Discovery

Co-organised by BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB, Europe Biobank Week 2018 will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from the 4th until the 7th September 2018.

Building on the momentum of Global Biobank Week in Stockholm this year, 2018 will see yet another edition of Europe Biobank Week (EBW). One of the most significant biobanking conferences worldwide, this event provides an exciting and unique opportunity for the biobanking community to discuss the future challenges for biobanking, network and explore new prospects for cooperation and collaboration. While this year’s conference focussed on harmonisation, the theme for 2018 will be Biosharing for Scientific Discovery.

“I am so proud to be chairing EBW 2018. We will make this an even more interactive and exciting programme for all to enjoy. Delegates will not only benefit from the experience of our speakers but also gain an insight into the experiences of other attendees – speed-dating sessions and panel discussions will be utilised to enable knowledge share and facilitate the exchange of ideas pertinent to biobanking.”Balwir Matharoo-Ball, President of ESBB and Chair of the Europe Biobank Week 2018 Steering Committee

We look forward to welcoming biobanking experts, scientists, policymakers, patient representatives, sponsoring partners and the wider scientific community at Europe Biobank Week in Antwerp next year!

Online registration will open on the 31st January, with abstract submission opening on the 28th February. Early-bird tickets will be available. More information:

Become a partner: Different sponsorship options are available, ranging from platinum to custom packages. Please click here for more information.


Contact information:

For BBMRI-ERIC, please contact:

Luc Deltombe, Communication Manager, BBMRI-ERIC
E-mail:, tel: + 43 316 34 99 17 21

Johanna Dungl, Communication Officer, BBMRI-ERIC
E-mail:, tel: + 43 316 34 99 17 15

For ESBB, please contact:

Dr Elke Smits, Past President ESBB and Manager Research & Innovation Policy
E-mail:, tel: +32 3 821 40 49

Ayat Salman, ESBB Council Member and Manager MUHC HPB/Transplant Clinical Research Program
E-mail:, tel: +1 514 758 5566