The Florey Insitute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Post author: Fairlie Hinton. Last update: 02/11/2015 at 1:11 pm by Fairlie Hinton.
The Victorian Brain Bank (VBB) has the function of providing Australian and International researchers with easy access to clinically and neuropathologically well-characterised post-mortem human brains and related samples on which they can conduct analyses related to their fields of endeavour. Tissue is available from people diagnosed with a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder and normal controls. Tissue is available which is fresh frozen, and/or formalin fixed. Researchers can enquiry about obtaining tissue by contacting the VBBN coordinator, Fairlie Hinton at firstname.lastname@example.org. A request for tissue application can then be sent onto the researcher.
The VBB also provides a vital neuropathological diagnostic service and supports continued education of medical and allied health professionals.
- Research collaboration.
- Fee for service.
Provides post-mortem human tissue to scientific research into brain and mind disorder and a specialist neuropathological diagnostic service in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.
Victorian Brain Bank
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne Brain Centre (Parkville). The Florey Insittute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Affiliations: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health