Projects

MSA Alliance

Investigators: Matthew Farrer, Joseph Juhn, Beom Jeon, Shoji Tsuji

Synuclein Multiplication Collaboration

Investigators: Matthew Farrer, Nobutaka Hattori, Beom Jeon, Alexis Brice

A worldwide effort to identify individuals and families with Lewy body disease and SNCA copy number mutations.

Monogenic-PD

Investigators: Christine Klein, Meike Kasten

A genotype-phenotype correlation study of monogenic forms of parkinsonism including LRRK2, PINK1, Parkin etc.

LONG-PD

Investigators: Katerina Markopoulou

GEO-PD includes 20 sites from 14 countries and 4 continents who have committed to collect and share DNAs and clinical data longitudinally for 15 years, for 3,000 Parkinson's disease cases.

Courage PD

Investigators: Manu Sharma, Rejko Krüger, Alexis Elbaz

International collaboration between many sites with funding form the Joint Program on Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND). The project includes whole genome sequencing, custom array genotyping and focuses on genetic and environmental variables using a Mendelian randomization approach.

RVCD

Investigators: Matthew Farrer

The RVCD sequencing and genotyping project aims to identify rare variants segregating in Mendelian forms of Parkinson’s disease.