Grand Opening of the CELSPAC Biobank
19. 10. 2022, 19:00 - 22:00
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CELSPAC biobank stores samples from several regional birth, productive age and ageing cohorts, as well as cross-cutting exposure studies. It was constructed from the ESIF to support the environmental health research at the regional and European scales. The ceremonial opening will introduce the biobank and its services to stakeholders and future users.


Organiser: Masaryk University - RECETOX

RECETOX RI enables trans-disciplinary research in the cross-cutting domain of Environmental Health sciences. It develops laboratory capacities for high-resolution analysis of biomarkers of chemical exposures and their biological effects. It operates large-scale environmental monitoring networks (MONET) and longitudinal population cohorts (CELSPAC and HAPIEE) as well as extensive data warehouses and information systems (GENASIS and GMP). RECETOX RI has been in the Czech Roadmap of large research infrastructures since a decade and has served as a model for designing new ESFRI project EIRENE (introduced in the 2021 update of the ESFRI Roadmap). RECETOX RI is a part of the RECETOX centre, the European Centre of Excellence for Human Exposome research supported by the Horizon 2020 Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chair projects. It serves as the Regional centre for capacity building and technology transfer and WHO-collaborating centre. RECETOX centre and RI is a good example of synergies in using the national and international resources, Horizon and ESIF funds for development of capacities and services enabling frontier research in this trans-disciplinary domain. CELSPAC biobank constructed from the ESIF will support the research on environmental and population health on the Regional and European scale.

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