Biobanking & Biospecimen Research Services (BBRS)



Team Members


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Dr. Peter WatsonDirector

Sindy Babinszky - Biospecimen Project Coordinator

Simon DeeIT Manager 

Kate Lawrence - Research Assistant ll

Jodi LeBlancConsent Nurse 

Sheila O’Donoghue - Co-Biobank Leader 

Tamsin Tarling - Co-Biobank Leader

DRC Support

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David Bond - Research Operations Lead

Deeley Research Centre - Finance  

Quick Facts

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Incorporates a full service biobank, established in 2004, with current status as follows:

  • >15,000 participants enrolled
  • >80 research studies supported from biobanked inventory materials
  • >20 studies supported with prospective custom collections and/or services
  • >3,000 students have enrolled in the UBC edX Biospecimen Research Methods education course for researchers



Encompasses leading biobanks and biobanking experts in Canada, established in 2004, operates the Biobank Resource Center and the ATiM Resource Center that host the following resources:

  • National biobank and data standards with supporting SOPs (>11,000 downloads)
  • Biobank Registration and Certification Programs supporting >700 biobanks
  • The ATiM data management system supporting >50 biobanks
  • The Essentials of Biobanking Education Course for biobankers (enrolled >4,000 learners) 


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Dr. Anne-Marie Mes-Masson Co-Lead CTRNet

Tamsin Tarling CTRNet Program Leader

Nicolas Luc CTRNet ATiM Project Lead

Manon de Ladurantaye CTRNet Research Assistant

Dr. Tunde Adegbola Pathologist TTR

Stakeholders & Collaborators

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Thank you to all the participants, clinical and hospital staff, stakeholders, and funders who support cancer research and make our work possible.

The BC Public and ...

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