Public CBBC contributed in a research project on the operation of biobanks in Greece. Public CBBC staff and Director Professor of Hematology at UoC, Dr Helen Papadaki, provided information on the historic aspects and evolution of biobanks in Greece and the ongoing clinical and scientific research practice at the Public CBBC.
The project focus is on the humanities and social sciences perspective, looking into the applied practices of biobanks in the collection of SoHOs (Substances of Human Origin) and relevant data, their biomedical, clinical and research activities, as well as their role and relationship with CAs (Competent Authorities), clinical infrastructures, researchers and research institutions, industry, patients and citizens.
Public CBBC contributed to the project with one-to-one interviews with its staff and by displaying various activities of the biobank. Lead investigators of the research project “Contextualizing biobanking in Greece: histories, practices, discourses — BIO-CONTEXT”, are postdoc researchers of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dr. Vlantoni and Dr. Zukas with funding received by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (https://biocontext.gr/).