Biobank of Psychiatry Diseases Mannheim (BioPsy)
The Biobank also actively participate in the biobanking group of the “Technology and Methods Platform for networked medical research” (TMF) which is the umbrella organization for collaborative medical research in Germany. The TMF drives forward the interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation to jointly identify and solve the organizational, legal-ethical and technological problems of modern medical research. The aim of these activities is to establish a comprehensive, modern, and flexible biobanking facility to foster cross-national collaborations for multi-omics analyses in psychiatric diseases across the entire life span.
State-of-the art biobanking of diverse biomaterial (e.g. blood, saliva, brain tissue, stool and placenta) is conducted according to strict quality standards (ISO 9001 certification in 2021), data protection regulations and ethical standards. As a full service unit, the biobank specializes in the acquisition of biomaterial from complex, longitudinal studies.
The team of experts provides guidance concerning biomaterial selection, and the optimal time points for biomaterial collection. Biomaterials are processed partly automated with a liquid handling system. All samples are automatically registered in the laboratory information management system (CentraXX, Kairos GmbH), in which all further processing steps are continuously documented. Storage conditions are continuously controlled and documented. The biobank is conveniently located in close proximity to the study center and the other CiPP modalities.
Head of the Biobank / Head of the Laboratory
Staff Molekulargenetic Laboratory and Biobank
Main Medical Building, Basement, Room 01.147
Phone: +49 621 1703-6085, -6086, -6087, -6088
Fax: +49 621 1703-6055
Helene Dukal, diploma biologist
Biobank of Psychiatric Diseases Mannheim – BioPsy (externer Link)
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de