Liverpool Neuroscience Biobank at the Walton centre (LNBW)

Liverpool Neuroscience Biobank at the Walton centre (LNBW) has been established to promote multidisciplinary basic and translational neuro-oncology and neurology research. It includes archived and prospectively collected samples from patients who are investigated at The Walton Centre. We have merged two previously established biobanks, the Walton Research Tissue Bank (WRTB) -Ref: REC 15/WA/0385 and Walton CSF Research Biobank (WCRB)- Ref: REC 16/WA/0291 into one as LNBW to enhance the scope of governance, research and collaborations to facilitate multicentre research. LNBW has received full approval of the Wales REC4 National Research Ethics Service [REC ref 20/WA/0043] until 2025 and is held under a Human Tissue Authority Licence at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. The operation of the LNBW is overseen by a management committee, whose role is to ensure that samples are used appropriately in relevant research projects and is fully supported by Trust Management; facilitated by clinical and neuroscience laboratories staff. All patients undergoing a clinical procedure at The Walton centre are invited to participate and donate samples to LNBW for research. Patients are recruited with appropriate research consent forms (along with patient information sheets) and relevant samples like fresh tissues and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) are matched with bloods and are collected and stored in the biobank for current and future research projects.

Contact Information

Email:
khaja.syed@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk
Telephone:
0151 556 3323
Address:

Liverpool Neuroscience Biobank at the Walton centre (LNBW)
Neuroscience Laboratories
Walton Centre Main building, 2nd Floor
The Walton Centre NHS FT
Liverpool
Merseyside
L9 7LJ
England

Last Updated: 26/04/2021


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