Biobank Cohort Forum

New webinar series organised by Biobank Sweden and

Webinar: The new Swedish National Biobank Registry: What’s there? Can any human study now be turned into a biobank study?

A national biobank register for samples collected in Swedish health care has recently been launched. This may bring new research possibilities. In this webinar a brief overview of the new Swedish National Biobank Registry will be provided by Hanna Fransson, Regional Biobank Centre (RBC) Mellansverige.

Following this, Dr. Andrea Ganna, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki, who has experience from using biobanks in both Sweden, Finland, and elsewhere will discuss possibilities as well as pitfalls.

Date: January 28, 2022

Time: 13:00-14:00 (Central European Time)

Place: The webinar is completely digital and will be live-streamed. Register below to recieve a personal invitation! 


Biobank Sweden

Biobank Sweden is a national infrastructure for biobanking where healthcare, academia, industry and patient organisations collaborate to attain good healthcare and research. logo – The Swedish Cohort Consortium – is a national technical and collaborative infrastructure, enabling greater use of Swedish cohorts for world-leading research. is promoting cooperation between cohorts and making cohort data more discoverable and accessible.


Dr. Andrea Ganna

Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki

Combining nation-wide registry data and biobank-based genetic data for answering the next generation of research questions in human genetics and epidemiology.

Hanna Fransson

Regional Biobank Centre (RBC) Mellansverige

Product owner of the Swedish National Biobank Registry, developed by Biobank Sweden.

Biobank Sweden