Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit Research Tissue Bank

1st January 2015 - ongoing

Status: In Recruitment

Specialism: Imaging, Liver, Lower GI, Surgical, Upper GI.

Team: Professor Guruprasad AithalDr Jane Grove.

Project: We are generating a clinical research sample resource by collecting and storing biological samples donated by adults attending gastro-intestinal clinics and BRU studies (both healthy volunteers and patients).

Aim: We aim to provide a central resource of catalogued, anonymised clinical samples available for new research projects. This will facilitate new novel investigations by providing immediate access to clinical samples allowing much quicker data generation, improving translation of new research hypotheses.

Samples Collected: blood, plasma, serum, DNA, RNA, urine, stool, liver tissue.

Recruitment: Tissue bank consent and collection by BRU nurses


Storage of samples collected during BRU studies WITH CONSENT FOR FUTURE RESEARCH USE.

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guruprasad-aithal Professor Guruprasad Aithal Biography Professor Guruprasad P. Aithal graduated with MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, MD (Internal Medicine) from Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru, India and completed his specialist training in Gastroenterology in the Northern…
dr-jane-grove Dr Jane Grove I am an Assistant Professor in the Hepatology Group in the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and the MRC-funded Nottingham Molecular Pathology Node ( My research includes translational research projects in the following…
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