45andUp Biobank

Certification Status: Complete Education
Registration Status: Completed

To facilitate in-depth research into factors affecting healthy ageing using the 45 and Up Study collaborative resource to give government’s reliable evidence to underpin sustainable policy and services delivery. Research questions include: What are the protective and causal factors for healthy and unhealthy ageing? What are effective models of care for people as they age? What are the causal links between environmental and lifestyle exposures and health outcomes including services use, morbidity and mortality? What are the genetic and environmental contributions of common diseases?

Registered Biobank Name 45andUp Biobank (45andUp Biobank)
Biobank Leader Alvin Lee
Principal Investigator Martin McNamara
Address Plant room (basement), Old Centre for Immunology, Cnr West and Boundary Streets
Darlinhgurst, NSW, Australia
Email for biobank inquiries martin.mcnamara@saxinstitute.org.au
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: