Biobank: a gold mine for future research!

BiobankIn recent years, the analytical possibilities in the field of genetic diagnosis have immensely increased. Scientific research learns us more about the consequences of genetic mutations and thereby may offer therapeutic approaches. To further facilitate scientific research in clinical genetics, the Biobank Clinical Genetics Maastricht was founded in 2014, with obtained approval of the Ethics Committee of Maastricht University Medical Center.

Range of samples

DNA samples from patients who visit the outpatient clinic are stored in the Biobank, together with phenotypic data of these patients. Samples are available for distinct patient groups, namely:

  • cardiogenetics
  • oncogenetics
  • intellectual disability/multiple congenital anomalies
  • rare diseases
  • dermatogenetics
  • reproductive genetics
  • connective tissue (DNA and aorta tissue)
  • epilepsy genetics
  • myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DNA, serum, fibroblasts and pericytes)

Interested in using Biobank samples?

Biobank samples are available for researchers from Maastricht UMC+ as well as for researchers from other centra. Should you be interested in using Biobank samples and/or data for your research project, please contact Margo Eijck-Vievermans, coordinator of the Biobank, for more information.

coördinator Biobank Klinische GeneticaMargo Eijck-Vievermans, coordinator Biobank Clinical GeneticsMargo Eijck-Vievermans
Maastricht UMC+
Clinical Genetics
PO Box 5800
6202 AZ Maastricht
T: (+31) (0)43 3876447