Inherited Kidney Disease

Registration Status: Completed

The focus of this Biobank is the study of the genetics of inherited kidney disease, in particular inherited polycystic kidney disease (PKD). PKD is the most common inherited kidney disease and has a prevalence of at least 1:1000. Though a number of disease genes have been identified, there is little understanding of the reason cysts develop in the kidney or the reason that there is remarkable variability in the severity of disease between patients. Establishing a Biobank helps build a cohort of patients with PKD, that can assist in studying some of these key questions.

Registered Biobank Name Inherited Kidney Disease
Biobank Leader Amali Mallawaarachchi
Principal Investigator Amali Mallawaarachchi; John Shine
Address Garvan Institute of Medical Research; Victoria Street
Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
Email for biobank inquiries
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.
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