Leading scientists and experts who attended the International Biobanking Conference 2019, which concluded today at Qatar National Convention Centre, were given the opportunity to tour Qatar Biobank and its facilities.
Welcome to Qatar Biobank
Qatar Biobank is a platform that will make vital health research possible through its collection of samples and information on health and lifestyle from large numbers of members of the Qatari population. Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative, was created to give Qatar’s people better chances of avoiding serious illnesses, and to promote better health for our future generations.
You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.
Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
Qatar Genome Programme is an initiative that aims to use the latest DNA sequencing technology to establish a genome map of the local population.