South Asia Biobank

The South Asia Biobank aims to understand how genes, lifestyle and the environment interact and result in high rates of heart disease, diabetes, and other critical illnesses among South Asian people.

By collecting information from thousands of people, the South Asian Biobank will help find out why disease may affect some people more than others and lead to better prevention of high-risk cardiovascular disease and cancer.
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The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust and overseen by Imperial College, Medical Research Council and National Institute of Health and Care Research.


  • Aged 18-85
  • South Asian heritage (including Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan)


  • Redbank House (Manchester, M8 8QA)


Taking part involves one clinic visit (approx. 1 hour), which will include:

  • Body measurements including height, weight, waist and hip sizes, body fat and blood pressure
  • Blood sample
  • ECG (electrocardiogram) to record the heart rate and rhythm
  • Completing a health and lifestyle questionnaire.

Participants will receive a personalised report based on their measurements (including blood glucose and cholesterol) in the weeks following the visit.

Travel expenses up to £10 reimbursed

Recruiting until

  • 30 July 2024

Trial ID

  • 248261

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