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Working Group (WG) Tissue

The WG Tissue of SBP is composed of experts in Pathology and operational Tissue biobank managers from the Swiss Universities Hospitals and Swiss Universities. The group is mandated to analyze the actual practices and evaluate the gap with existing international and European guidelines. The overall mission is to improve sample quality, harmonize practices and propose solutions to support interoperability among biobanks. A dataset has been established and will soon be published. Actions are actually being undertaken within the Institutes to implement documentation related to the defined dataset.

The group and PATHOLINK, the SNSF Biolink funded project gathering the 5 University Pathology Institutes, work closely together as the project have similar objectives. The implementation and documentation of the established dataset is one of the important step of the project. It will be followed by the creation of an e-catalogue, through which the 5 pathology Institutes will be able to search for samples.

List of members

Experts = Swiss society of pathology

  • Luigi Terraciano – Basel
  • Aurel Perren – Bern
  • Laurence De Leval – Lausanne
  • Laura Rubbia-Brandt – Geneva
  • Holger Moch – Zurich
  • Wolfram Jochum – St-Gallen

Operational managers

  • Serenella Eppenberger – Basel
  • Tilman Rau – Bern
  • Inti Zlobec – Bern
  • Nathalie Piazzon – Lausanne
  • Thomas McKee – Geneva
  • Peter Schraml – Zurich
  • Wolfram Jochum – St-Gallen



Aurel Perren
Director of the Institute of Pathology,
Phone: +41 31 632 32 23


Swiss Biobanking Platform
+41 21 314 52 84

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