Biobank for Skin Research, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Biobank for skin research is established with approval by UBC Clinical Ethics Board to support research projects on the discovery of biomarkers and pathogenesis of skin conditions and diseases. The specimens collected include skin biopsies, blood samples, and saliva samples from volunteers with normal healthy skin, and individuals with various skin conditions and diseases such as skin cancers, skin inflammation, pigmentation, scar etc.

Registered Biobank Name Biobank for Skin Research
Biobank Leader Youwen Zhou
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Youwen Zhou, Jan Dutz, Vincent Ho, Bryce Cowan, Raewyn Broady
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Biospecimen Collected: