Biobank Cohort Forum

Webinar series organised by Biobank Sweden and

Coming up next:

The new Swedish Biobank Act – an early prognosis of how it may affect medical research

Sonja Eaker Fält, Biobank Sweden and Linda Paavilainen, Uppsala biobank

The new Swedish Biobank Act, effective from July 1, 2023, is expected to cause some changes in research practice. For example, the new Act will also apply to samples taken outside healthcare and transfers between biobanks will be less restricted. Sonja Eaker Fält and Linda Paavilainen will give a brief overview of what is yet known about the implications for medical research, especially in biobank cohorts.

As always, this webinar will be followed by an open question session so bring your queries with you!

You are welcome to submit questions in advance to before June 2nd.

Date: June 9, 2023

Time: 12:00-13:00 (Central European Time)

About: The webinar is free of charge and will be live-streamed.

How do I participate?

Register below to receive a standing invitation to the Biobank Cohort Forum!


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.

Previous webinars

Proteomics at Population Scale: Early findings from the UK Biobank Pharma Proteomics Project

In our fourth episode, we focus on early findings from the UK Biobank Pharma Proteomics Project and the possibilities for proteomics research using large population cohorts.


Cynthia Lawley, Director of Population Health at Olink

Dr. Chris D. Whelan, Director, Data Science, Neuropsychiatry at Johnson & Johnson

Harmonizing research data: what should we keep in mind?

In this episode of the Biobank Cohort Forum, Dr. Isabel Fortier who is leading the Maelstrom Research Platform shares some of her knowledge regarding harmonization of research data.


Dr. Isabel Fortier, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

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

In this episode of the Biobank Cohort Forum, Hanna Fransson presents the Swedish National Biobank Registry (SBR) and Dr. Andrea Ganna shares some of his experiences of biobank research in Finland.


Hanna Fransson, Regional Biobank Centre (RBC) Mellansverige
Dr. Andrea Ganna, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki

Biobank Sweden