About ISBER

Member Regions Map

ISBER serves four distinct regions. Each region has an elected board representative and regional ambassadors.

ISBER Regions

Mission

ISBER is a global biobanking organization which creates opportunities for networking, education, and innovations and harmonizes approaches to evolving challenges in biological and environmental repositories.


Vision

ISBER will be the leading global biobanking forum for promoting harmonized high quality standards, education, ethical principles, and innovation in the science and management of biorepositories.


Goals

  • Disseminate information on repository management issues
  • Educate and share information and tools within the society and with stakeholders
  • Act as the voice for repositories to influence regulations and policy
  • Develop best practice guidelines
  • Provide centralized information about existing repositories
  • Bring members together to work on emerging issues

Leadership

ISBER Board
Members

Daniel Catchpoole, PhD, FFSc
PRESIDENT May 2020- May 2021
Tumor Bank, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
New South Wales, Australia
Contact Daniel

Debra Leiolani Garcia, MPA
PAST-PRESIDENT May 2020 - May 2021
California, United States
Contact Debra

Piper Mullins, MS
PRESIDENT-ELECT May 2020 - May 2021
Smithsonian Institution
Washington DC, United States
Contact Piper

Jane Carpenter, MAppSci
TREASURER May 2020 - May 2023
NSW Health Pathology
New South Wales, Australia
Contact Jane

Monique Albert, MS
SECRETARY May 2020 - May 2023
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Ontario, Canada
Contact Monique

ISBER Board Members:
Directors-at-Large

Diane McGarvey
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE - Americas
CHTN Eastern Division
Pennsylvania, United States
Contact Diane

Xun Xu
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE - China
China National GeneBank
Guangdong, China
Contact Xu

Alison Parry-Jones, PhD, MA, MRSC
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE - Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Wales Cancer Bank - Cardiff University
South Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Contact Alison

Koh Furuta, MD, PhD
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE - Indo-Pacific Rim
Director, Urayasu Warakuen Clinic
Urayasu, Japan
Contact Koh

Executive Director

Ana Torres, BA (Hon), MPub, CAE
British Columbia, Canada
Contact Ana

Committee
Chairs

Catherine Seiler, PhD
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Kaleido Biosciences
Massachusetts, United States
Contact Catherine

Kristina E. Hill, MPH, MT(ASCP)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Independent Consultant
Florida, United States
Contact Kristina

Kerry Wiles
MARKETING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Vanderbilt University Medical Center/CHTN
Tennessee, United States
Contact Kerry

Shonali Paul
MEMBER RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
CloudLIMS.com
Madhya Pradesh, India
Contact Shonali

Zisis Kozlakidis, PhD, MBA, FLS
ORGANIZING ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR
IARC/WHO
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Contact Zisis

Marianna Bledsoe, MA
SCIENCE POLICY COMMITTEE CHAIR
Colorado, United States

Daniel Simeon-Dubach
STANDARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Medservice
Walchwil, Switzerland
Contact Daniel