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 Professor Aithal has been a Consultant Hepatobiliary Physician at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust since 2001. He is the Head of the NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Centre, and the Head of Division for the Nottingham…
dr-jane-grove Dr Jane Grove I am a research scientist in the Hepatology Group (Guru Aithal & Neil Guha) in the NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit. I am involved in translational research in the following areas: Drug-induced liver injury (assessment,…
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