Central Hospital of Southern Pest – Laboratory of Molecular Genetics & Biobank

Head of Biobank: Dr. Hajnalka Andrikovics
Email: andrikovics.hajnalka@dpckorhaz.hu
Telephone: +36 1 219 6188/8402 ext.
Website: https://www.dpckorhaz.hu/molekularis-genetikai-laboratorium/

The biobank of Central Hospital of Southern Pest – National Institute of Hematology and Infectious Diseases (DPC) was legally formed in 2018, with a history of genetic sample collections in archived repository since 2001. DPC is MSZ EN ISO9001 certified and the biobank is operated according to the Hungarian law in connection with the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics. Actual cumulated number of samples is around 70.000. The biobank supported research programs and publications. Within the last five years 5 research programs were established, 8 PhD students graduated, and 81 publications related to biobanking activity were published. The biobank provides access not only to biological samples but gives the possibility also to the broad spectrum of medical and scientific expertise related next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, data science, and decision support system with artificial intelligence.

Areas of interest

Oncohaematological disorders

Sample collections from venous blood or bone marrow from patiens with oncohematological disorders at diagnosis and during monitoring (remission or relapse, before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, recipient and donor samples). Stored samples: genomic DNA, total RNA for molecular genetic and preparated nuclei for cytogenetic applications.

Hereditary haematological disorders

Whole blood, chorionic villi and genomic DNA collection from patients and their family members with rare hereditary haematological disorders, like haemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease and porfiria, hereditary primary immundeficiencies (treated with hemopoietic stem cell transplantation), inherited myeloid malignancies.

Infectious diseases

Genomic DNA and RNA sample collection from patients and family members with COVID-19 infections.