Gedeon Richter Plc. – SCHIZOBANK

Head of Biobank: Dr. György Németh
Telephone: +36 1 431 5134

Delineating the pathogenesis of multifactorial diseases is a major challenge of the postgenomial era. Genetic factors are known to play an important role in the pathogenesis of certain psychiatric disorders as well as in the development of adverse reactions to psychoactive drugs. Containing large numbers of samples and linking them to clinical data, biobanks are gaining importance in the studies of chronic multifactorial diseases.

The initiative of SCHIZOBANK originates from a consortium in which academy and health industry partners collected biological materials and data in five major psychiatric centers under the coordination of the Medical and Health Science Center of the University of Debrecen. Major strength of SCHIZOBANK is the collection of very detailed phenotypic data and of RNA and plasma, both in psychotic and non-psychotic state of the patient which permits longitudinal follow-up and the study of both static and dynamically changing transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic markers. The collection of SCHIZOBANK is available not only to consortial partners, but to other national and international research groups as well.