Principal Investigators

    Prof Perminder Sachdev


    University of New South Wales

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    The genetic and environmental determinants of amyloid deposition in older individuals: an amyloid imaging study using the twin design

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 430,088

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the deposition of amyloid plaques in the brain. We don’t fully understand how amyloid deposition occurs and what contribution is made by genetic and environmental factors. Amyloid deposition in the brain can now be quantified during life using positron emission tomography. In this study, we will examine brain amyloid in twins, which will determine what proportion of the pathology is attributable to environmental factors that may be modifiable.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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