Study on integration of the human brain related diseases imaging data


  • Completed
  • Database Integration Coordination Program (DICP)
  • Projects funded in FY 2011

Name and affiliation of Research Director


Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo

Outline of R&D

Aims to provide more information for the therapeutics of brain diseases, especially,Alzheimer's disease (AD), and psychiatric disorders, the J-ADNI (Japanese Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative) group collects and evaluates the pathogenic process of AD brain imaging data acquired by MRI, PET, etc. as to identify surrogate markers for clinical trials; and also the MRI brain imaging data in individuals with mental diseases along with both clinical and genetic information are included. As the leader of J-ADNI study, Prof. Iwatsubo and his team members are trying to establish a database of these datasets of J-ADNI and other brain related diseases research, and sharing them with not only the academic communities, but also industries such as pharmaceutical companies for better understanding of the pathological mechanism of AD and mental diseases.

Main database(s) subject to research and development

Period of research and development

April 2011 to March 2014

DocumentsOnly in Japanese

Presentation documents


EvaluationOnly in Japanese

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