Welcome to the Tayside Biorepository - Dundee

Tayside Biorepository is a secure tissue bank holding small samples of surplus tissue and other specimens generously donated by consenting patients who have undergone surgery or other more minor medical procedures during the course of their investigations and treatment. Such samples are vital for medical researchers seeking to improve the detection and treatment of many different diseases as well as advance our understanding of how and why they arise.

See what we have

Total Stored Samples: 128679
Last updated: 31-01-2023
  • Introduction

    This website is for both patients who wish to know more about how their tissue is used and for researchers who wish to explore the possibility of utilising the donations kindly made by patients to advance medical research. It also explains some of the additional services the Tayside Biorepository provides to support research programmes.

  • Latest Projects

    - Using shotgun metagenomic sequencing to investigate the lung microbiome of individuals with chronic lung disease compared to patients without chronic lung disease
    - Investigating the expression and function of LRRK2 in human gut organoid models
    - Impact of airway mucus and inflammatory stimuli on permeability of pulmonary drugs into airway cells
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  • Tayside Biorepository Databases

    Use the quick search menu above to search through a wide variety of tissue types available. Each case may contain one or more samples of various types. If you require more information with regards to your enquiry then please contact us