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Scientific Program

GDPR Requirements for Biobanking Activities Across Europe

Perugia, Congress – May 25-26, 2022

Department of Law
University of Perugia
Via A. Pascoli, 33 – 06123 Perugia
Room n. 7

25 May 2022

14.30               Transfer by shuttle bus from Hotel Giò (Perugia) to Congress Venue

14.40              Registration

Chairman Angelo Sidoni

Director of the Department of Pathology, Perugia General Hospital and School of Medicine – University of Perugia

14.50              Introduction & Welcome

Maurizio Oliviero

Rector of University of Perugia

Roberto Pini

President Florence Research Area, Director of “Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics, National Research Council

Stefania Stefanelli   

International relations delegate of University of Perugia

Andrea Sassi

Director of the Department of Law – University of Perugia

Tomaso Bori

Vice-President of Commission and Social Services of the Legislative Assembly of the Region of Umbria

Rosita Kammler

Past-President and Councillor of European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking      (ESBB). International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG) and European Thoracic Oncology Platform (ETOP))


Keynote Speakers


Rainer Arnold

Jean Monnet Chair ad personam , University of Regensburg

“Medical research and data protection in Europe – the emergence of general legal principles”


Sara Casati

ELSI Expert and Research Officer in ELSI Services & Research Unit of BBMRI ERIC, Bioethicist in BBMRI.IT, Technologist in Bicocca University

“The lack of the legislative framework for biobanking activities”


Session I – Rights on biosamples

Chairman: Emanuele Neri –University of Pisa President of European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI)

17.00- 17.15   Some reflections about the ownership rights on biosamples

Andreia da Costa Andrade (University of Coimbra)

17.15 -17.30: Conservation of Tissues and Personal Data (Retention time)

Dario Farace (University of Tor Vergata)

17.30 -17.45: Secondary use and dual-use of biomaterial samples (online)

Carla Barbosa (University of Coimbra)

17.45 -18.00:  Contracting in the light of GDPR: key considerations for transfers of biosamples and data from an industry perspective

Lisa Oster (Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany)


18.15               Departure for Angelantoni Life Science S.r.l. : plant tour in Massa Martana.

20:30              Social Dinner at San Pietro Sopra Le Acque Resort & SPA offered by Angelantoni Life Science S.r.l.

22.30              Transfer by shuttle bus from Restaurant to Hotel Giò


26 May 2022

8.30: Transfer by shuttle bus from Hotel Giò to Congress Venue

Session II – Consents for research activity

Chairman: Roland Arnold

 Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences of University of Birmingham

09.00- 09.15   Introduction to the session

09.15-09.30    Informed consent and consent for personal data treatment

Roberto Cippitani (University of Perugia)

09.30-09.45    Understanding Consent in Research involving children and vulnerable people (online)

Casimiro Benito Navarro Ojeda. (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

09.45-10.00    Consent and Rare Diseases (online)

Judith Köbler

 (Medical University of Innsbruck)

10.00-10.15    Dynamic Consent

Sabrina Brizioli (University of Perugia)

10.15-10.30    Broad Consent for Retrospective Research (online)

Hohmann Balázs (University of Pécs-Faculty)


10.30 -11.00   Coffee Break


Session III – Between medical investigation and data protection

Chairman: Petra Duhm-Harbeck

(Universität zu Lübeck, Member of European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)

11.00-11.15    Introduction to the session

11.15-11.30    The trap of data anonymisation

Ricard Martinez (University of València)

11.30-11.45    Legitimate Interests as legal basis for research activity

Romana Ćosić (Court Counsellor at Municipal Court of Vukovar-Croatia)

11.45- 12.00: Archived tissue for diagnostic or therapeutic purpose and research activity

Antonella Mirabile (University of Perugia)

12.00-12.15    Who is the end user in a Biobank?

Laura Burzagli (National Research Council)

12.15-12.30  ‘Brexit Effects’ on the exchange of data and biological samples with the UK

Hedley Christ (University of Brighton)


12.30               Lunch


Session IV – National regulation on processing data for scientific research purposes and biobanking activities

Chairman: Valentina Colcelli

National Research Council, Co-chair Regulatory, Ethics & Gdpr (ELSI) Working Group of European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)

14.30-14.45 Introduction to the session

14.45- 15.00   National Report on Sweden and Finland

Joakim Nergelius (University of Örebro)

15.00-15.15    National Report on Denmark and Czech Republic

Paula Poretti (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek)

15.15-15.30    National Report on Ireland and Slovenia

Tunjica Petrasevic (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek)

15.30- 15.45   National Report on Germany

Toni Fickentscher (University of Regensburg)

15.45-16.00    National Report on Poland and Austria

Joanna Osiejewicz (University of Warsaw)

16.00-16.15:  National Report on Belgium and Luxemburg

Alessandra Langella (University of Perugia)

16.15-16.30:   National Report France (on line)

Viviana di Capua (University of Naples- Department of Pharmacy)

16.30-16.45    National Report on Hungary (online)

Gergely László Szöke (University of Pécs, Faculty of Law)

16.45-17.00    National Report on Croatia

Dunja Duić (Josip Juraj Strossmayer Univeristy of Osijek)

17.00-17.15     National Report on Spain

Joaquín Sarrión Esteve (National University of Distance Education Madrid)


17.15-17.45 – Conclusion

Christoph Brochhausen

Vice Chair of Pathology, Head of the Central Biobank Regensburg. Institute of Pathology, University Regensburg, Co-chair Regulatory, Ethics & Gdpr (ELSI) Working Group of European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)


18.30 Travel guide in Perugia

20:30  Social Dinner: Ristorante Giò (Perugia)


Scientific committee: 

Maurizio Oliviero, Angelo Sidoni, Christoph Brochhausen, Rainer Arnold, Roberto Cippitani, Valentina Colcelli, Andrea Sassi, Cristina Pelliccia.

Management committee: 

Sabrina Brizioli, Maria Elena Chiodo.


Final Conference for UMBRIABIOBANKING Project, coordinated by Prof. Angelo Sidoni, Programme: European Development Regional Fund (2014-2020) – Region of Umbria.


Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia Co-Beneficiary(ies): University of Perugia (Centre of Research “Rights and Science”).