The ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank

Overview

The Monash Public Health Biorepository houses biospecimens from a diverse range of studies undertaken by researchers from Monash University, including blood and urine specimens collected from Australian participants of the NIH/NHMRC-funded ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) clinical trial, and the post-trail cohort follow-up study, ASPREEE-XT.

Baseline and three-year and nine-year follow up biospecimens from ASPREE participants constitute the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank and, together with clinical data from the participants, represent a unique global resource for genetic and biomarker discoveries in older Australians.

The biorepository also houses tumour tissue samples collected from ACES (ASPREE Cancer Endpoints Study), an ASPREE sub-study designed to look at the effect of low-dose aspirin on cancer, and stool samples being collected as part of the ASPREE-XT microbiome sub-study.

Access and contact

A/Prof Robyn Woods
Director, ASPREE
[email protected]
https://aspree.org/aus/about-the-aspree-project/sub-studies/