Epidemiological Seminar & Drinks: The Danish Blood Donor Study

– possibilities and challenges for epidemiologic research

By Ole Birger Vesterager Pedersen, Clinical Research Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Immunology, Zealand University Hospital

The Danish Blood Donor Study (DBDS) is a nationwide epidemiological research project. The cohort and biobank that were established to study donor health, disease development and general health. The idea behind the study is to provide a platform for collaborative research on a variety of health questions that can be answered using this material. Currently the study include more than 130,000 individuals of whom around 100,000 have been genotyped using the Illumina GSA chip.
For phenotype identification, data are available from questionnaires and health registries. The biobank includes a sample from each contact that the participants have had to the blood bank. More than 1.5 million samples are currently available for biomarker research.

Participation is free and open to everyone. The seminar is arranged by the Section of Epidemiology
and the Graduate Program in Public Health and Epidemiology.

Everyone is invited to join us for a glass of wine and epidemiological networking after the
seminar.