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NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Portfolio, ADSP and Data Sharing

Check out the latest NIA blog post by Marilyn Miller which highlights how to access data generated by the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) and what new resources are available to researchers. The NIA has also made recent updates to the following pages NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Portfolio and Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project Consortia. Special […]

Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Alzheimer’s: Training the Next Generation

by Ulli Hain, NOVA Research Company/Lumina Corps “A cross-disciplinary approach to research is essential to understand the complex heterogeneity of Alzheimer’s and other related dementia (ADRD),” said Dr. Corey McMillan, a Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC) faculty member and associate professor of Neurology. The PNGC uses an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to studying the genetics […]

NCRAD-ACAD collaboration to study plasma biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in Asian populations

The Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD) is pleased to announce a partnership with National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD) to analyze biosamples collected through ACAD sites. In the next few months, we will begin analyzing over 100 plasma samples collected through ACAD, and an additional 300+ plasma samples from co-enrolled […]

Penn Launches New Training Program in Translational Neuroimaging for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

By Ulli Hain, NOVA Research Company/Lumina Corps PNGC is thrilled to announce a new predoctoral and postdoctoral training program on Translational Neuroimaging in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The program is directed by Dr. Corey McMillan, Associate Professor of Neurology and a PNGC faculty member, and has several PNGC faculty trainers including Drs. Li-San […]

NIAGADS Receives $23.9 Million Five-Year Renewal

PNGC is excited to announce that The National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) has received a 5-year grant renewal totaling up to $23.9 million to continue their work. NIAGADS is a genetics data repository set up by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) to facilitate access by qualified investigators […]

FILER: a framework for harmonizing and querying large-scale functional genomics knowledge

PNGC is pleased to announce the release of the FILER, a functional genomics repository developed by NIAGADS, now published in NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics. Functional genomic and annotation data such as tissue-specific regulatory/enhancer elements, transcription factor binding, chromatin states, and interactions are widely used in systems biology, genetic and genomic studies, e.g., to interpret non-coding […]

CADRE/ADGC Junior Investigator Seminar Series welcomes PNGC’s Alessandra Chesi on 10/13/2021

The Collaborative for Alzheimer’s Disease Research (CADRE) and the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) announced that PNGC’s Alessandra Chesi will present at the next Junior Investigator Seminar Series on October 13th. CADRE/ADGC’s Trans-Institutional Seminar Series highlights up-and-coming junior investigators to help strengthen their professional development, foster growth, and enhance knowledge and skills. Dr. Alessandra Chesi […]

ADSP Functional Genomics Consortium Launch

ADSP, the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, has emerged as a powerful tool for genetics researchers in their work on genomics data analysis. This summer, NIA awarded six grants to fund projects that form the core of the ADSP Functional Genomics Consortium (FGC). This significant boost will support consortium researchers as they develop free and accessible tools, […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Variant Portal (ADVP): The Newest Curated Population-specific Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Resource

By Fernanda Ruiz, NOVA Research Company Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a devastating disease that affects more than 6 million Americans, a number that is projected to increase considerably in the near future. Scientists looking for the causes of AD use different approaches, including genomic studies like genome-wide association studies (GWAS), that detect associations between genetic […]

Dr. Edward Lee Earns Tenure and Leads Team of Researchers to Discover New, Rare Form of Dementia

PNGC would like to congratulate Edward Lee, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a practicing neuropathologist in the Division of Neuropathology on earning tenure! Dr. Lee has been at Penn since 1997, where he did his MD/Ph.D. from 1997 to […]

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