Environment Specimen Bank (Yangtze ESB)

The Yangtze Environmental Specimen Bank (YESB) is located in Jiaxing Sustainable Development Park, 100 km away from the main campus of Tongji University. YESB is designed to collect, store and analyze representative environmental and human specimens in the Yangtze River Basin and the Yangtze River Delta.

It started to prepare for the establishment back in 2010 and became operational in 2014. Recently, it has focused on the establishment of a long-term environmental monitoring program in the Yangtze River Delta, but not limited to this area. The YESB is expected to provide invaluable specimen resources for real-time and retrospective analyses of conventional and emerging pollutants as well as for ecotoxicological research, and to provide scientific basis for environmental management and decision making.

YESB complex has a total area of 2000 sq. meters. Its banks comprise cold storage basement (-25°C) for environmental specimen, freezer rooms (-20°C & -85°C) for biological specimen, sample pretreatment rooms and a database/information management room.

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