The Oxford Biobank is a collection of healthy men and women aged between 30 and 50 living in Oxfordshire. To date, just over 9,000 participants have undergone a detailed examination at a screening visit, donated DNA and given informed consent to be approached again.
The Oxford Biobank investigations focus on research into common diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. It is a resource for medical research to translate early discoveries for the benefit of future patients.
In 2015, a new cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus was recruited by the Oxford Biobank.
A specific feature the Oxford Biobank is that all participants have given informed consent to be contacted again. This provides a resource we call the Oxford BioResource, which enables research studies that require the recruitment of human participants according to specific criteria.
A very successful aspect of this are research studies designed to recall participants according to genotype or phenotype.
Contact the Oxford Biobank through its portal: oxfordbiobank.org.uk
Dr Matt Neville