National Laboratory for the Genetics of Israeli Populations
The National Laboratory for the Genetics of Israeli Populations (NLGIP) was established in January 1995 by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities as the national biobank of Israel, featuring a collection of lymphoblastoid cell lines and DNA samples that represent the ethnic diversity of the Jewish and Arab populations in Israel. DNA samples from this repository have been used in many international research projects in a range of medical and biological fields, such as pharmacogenomics.
The NLGIP focuses on collecting, establishing and maintaining human B-lymphoblastoid cell lines and matching DNA samples from healthy donors representing the various Jewish and Arab ethnic groups in Israel . The human B-lymphoblastoid cell lines and DNA samples in the NLGIP collection may be used for research purposes only. Commercial use is not allowed. The NLGIP follows the ELSI standards recommended by the Human Genome Organization. All donors are healthy adults who gave informed consent to research on their DNA and cell lines. Our activities are approved and supervised by the Institutional Review Board of Tel Aviv University.
The NLGIP is located at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, on the Tel Aviv University campus. It is an affiliate member of the USA NIH Pharmacogenetics Research Network (PharmGKB) and the European Biobanking andBiomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI).