HEAD of Herasmus Tissue Bank - Herasmus University, Rotterdam NL.
Professor Peter Riegman is a Molecular Biologist heading the Erasmus MC Tissue Bank, where fresh frozen tissue and pathology archival FFPE materials for medical research under secondary use is available according to ISO 15189:2012 standards. He was involved in the European projects: Eurocan Platform (WP leader of Biobanks), BIOPOOL, SPIDIA, BBMRI, and Euro BoNeT and coordinated the Tuba Frost project 2003-2006. He was co-opted board member and chair of the OECI working group bio banking 2006-2010. In 2008 became ISBER president-elect, and 2009-2010 ISBER president, followed by past president until 2011. At the end of 2010 elected vice president in ESBB (ISBER chapter) to become president in 2011, when he also became section editor in the Editorial board of Bio preservation and Biobanking and member of the International Steering Committee of P3G. From 2012 he became UMC-coordinator for the pearl string initiative for Erasmus MC. That same year he joined through NEN the CEN/TC140WG3 and ISO/TC212WG4 to write sample technical standards, now implemented together with BBMRI-ERIC.