The Department of Biobank Research offers services for researchers who want access to regional biobank samples and data. The service is open to both national and international researchers.

The Department of Biobank Research is organized under the Faculty of Medicine, and has a director, Ingvar Bergdahl, and a working committee who are in charge of operations together with a board of directors.

Expert Groups

The Expert Groups assess the scientific value of all projects being conducted within the organization.
Expert Groups


The coordinators are responsible for different areas of activity, usually different diseases, which are promoted in the best possible way in consultation with the department management.

Board of Directors

Beatrice Melin, chair (Prof. Oncology)
Richard Palmkvist, vice chair (Prof. Pathology)
Malin Sund (Prof. Surgery)
Bethany Van Guelpen (Researcher Oncology, chair RBKON)
Ulrika Pettersson Kymmer (Senior lecturer/senior physician at Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience)
Ingvar Bergdahl (Director and Scientific Secretary, EBF, co-opted member)
Mikael Wiberg
Ewa Lassén

Handling of samples

Västerbotten County Council is the responsible part for the handling of samples.
Västerbotten County Council

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Contact Information

Department of Biobank Research
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå, SWEDEN 

Visiting Address
NUS, University Hospital, building 5B, first floor (1)

Tel:  +46 90 785 15 40

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