Established:  1992


Location:  Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University
Tűzoltó utca 58, H-1094 Budapest, Hungary

Postal address: Semmelweis University, H-1428 Budapest, Pf. 2, Hungary

Director: Prof. Alán Alpár, MD, PhD, DSc

Head: Prof. Miklós Palkovits, MD, PhD, DSc
member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The HBTB is a member of the BrainNet Europe II. consortium. The activity of the HBTB is in accordance with the ethic and safety rules and the scientific requirements of the consortium.

The Human Brain Tissue Bank is unique for two reasons:

  1. Only microdissected brain samples are stored. The microdissections of 260 different brain regions, areas and nuclei are performed on slides of frozen brains and the samples are kept on -70°C. These samples have been improved to be excellent for neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, as well as for molecular biological, proteomical and genomical studies.
  2. Very short post mortem delay. Most of the brains were removed from the skull and frozen within 2-6 hours after death.