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Tissue Working Group (WG)

The SBP Tissue WG is made up of experts in Pathology and operational Tissue biobank managers from Swiss University Hospitals and Swiss Universities. The group is mandated to analyze the current practices and evaluate any gaps with existing international and European guidelines. The overall mission is to improve sample quality, harmonize practices and offer solutions to support interoperability among biobanks. A dataset has been established and will soon be published. Measures are currently being put in place  within the Institutes to implement documentation related to the defined dataset.

The group and PATHOLINK, the SNSF Biolink funded project comprised of the 5 University Pathology Institutes, work closely together as their projects have similar objectives. The implementation and documentation of the established dataset is a major part of the project. It will be followed by the creation of an e-catalogue, through which the 5 pathology Institutes will be able to look 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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