Newcastle Biobank

Central Biobank

Newcastle Central Biobank

Newcastle Central Biobank stores collections of human tissues under the Human Tissue Act

We provide a range of temperature-controlled storage facilities for human samples. We currently house around half a million samples from both patients and healthy volunteers. Storing samples with us removes the need for individual researchers to register their samples under the HTA.
Alongside the storage facility, we offer sample handling and processing services, in a modern, well-equipped laboratory. Our digital pathology service provides high throughput capacity slide scanning and image digitisation. Input from Clinical Pathologists provides quality control and clinical reporting capabilities.
All our services are for the use of researchers both within Newcastle University and from other universities, hospitals and commercial companies. Our services are flexible and tailored to individual customers/project requirements.

Meet the Team

Dr Amy Peasland, Biobank Manager, runs the facility, assisted by the biobank technical team and clerical assistant

  • Dr Amy Peasland – Biobank Manager
  • Xin Xu – Histopathlogy Scientist
The five members of the Central Biobank Team
Central Biobank Team