Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About usNews and EventsNews articles

BBMRI-NL2.0 awarded €9.8 million

as part of the DutchNational Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures
02 July 2014
BBMRI award
BBMRI award

BBMRI-NL2.0: building on the Dutch biobank

On Tuesday 1 July, BBMRI-NL2.0 was awarded €9.8 million as part of the National Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures. It is one of the six facilities receiving a grant from NWO. The cheque was handed over during a ceremony at the Leiden University Medical Centre. Professor Cisca Wijmenga (UMCG) is director of this large-scale biobanking project.

BBMRI-NL joins forces with EPI2 and CTMM-TraIT in July 2014, BBMRI-NL embarks upon its second phase: BBMRI-NL2.0

The new endeavour comprises BBMRI-NL and all the biobanks connected with it, and joins forces with two other Dutch projects that aim to facilitate innovative biomedical research: the European Population Imaging Infrastructure (EPI2) and the Translational Research IT project of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM-TraIT). The goal: a truly nationally integrated ‘NL Biobank Research Facility’, offering fully integrated access for research on how genetic and environmental factors contribute to disease. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO, has awarded BBMRI-NL2.0 a grant of just over €9.8M as part of the National Roadmap of Large Research Infrastructures.

Read more about BBMRI-NL2.0 here See video here

Last modified:07 July 2014 2.47 p.m.

More news

  • 16 April 2019

    A thorough characterization of structural variants in human genomes

    Human genomes vary quite a bit from individual to individual. These differences include single nucleotide changes, or “spelling mistakes” in the DNA sequence, but even more variation comes from structural variants, which include additions, deletions...

  • 02 April 2019

    ‘Sense of loss drives voting behaviour’

    ‘Everybody here loves that academia has returned to Friesland. We teach, carry out research and think along about solutions to problems that are relevant for Friesland,’ says Caspar van den Berg, Professor of Global and Local Governance at the UG Campus...

  • 02 April 2019

    UMCG onderzoekt behandeling tegen geheugenachteruitgang ouderen

    Is het mogelijk om achteruitgang van geheugen en denkvermogen bij ouderen te remmen door hun hersenen letterlijk actiever te maken? Kan stimulatie met zwakke stroompjes op de schedel de veerkracht van hersenen versterken? Hersenonderzoekers van het...