Principal Investigators

    Poirier, Judes


    Douglas Hospital Research Centre (Verdun, Québec)

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    Title of project or programme

    Molecular and Biological Characterisation of Novel Genetic Markers Associated to the Common of Alzheimer's Disease in a Population Isolate from Eastern Canada

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 561,821

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    This research project seeks to define the function and diagnostic utility of newly discovered genetic risk factors for common Alzheimer’s disease. To do so, we plan to use genetic and cell biology tools as well as animal models to carefully examine the function of these genes in the intact and diseased brain. We hope to demonstrate the importance and practical utility of these novel bio-markers for both, the early diagnostic and successful treatment of this terrible form of dementia that affect more than half a million Canadians today.

    Lay Summary

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Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Canada
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
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