Uncovering the roots of Parkinson's disease, together
A global basic research initiative
Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) is fostering collaboration and resources to better understand the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease. With scale, transparency, and open access data sharing, we believe we can accelerate the pace of discovery, and inform the path to a cure.
Network Spotlight Series
Through our ASAP Network Spotlight series, we highlight members who continue to distinguish themselves in their advancement of Parkinson’s disease research and the ASAP mission for open and collaborative science. Their work—and the work of all our network—moves us closer to better understanding PD. Get to know some of our standout members featured as part of our Spotlight series so far.
Closing the Equity Gap in Parkinson's Research
To date, around 90% of global genetic studies in the Parkinson’s disease field have been performed on European ancestry populations. Our pioneering BLAAC PD study, launched this year, is committed to assessing the diverse aspects of Parkinson’s disease within underrepresented communities by advancing research that includes Black and African American participants. Read GP2’s latest blog post to learn more.
GP2 Launches Training Platform
GP2’s new online learning platform makes development opportunities accessible and enables learners from around the world to explore courses on topics related to Parkinson’s disease genetics and a range of related areas. It is easy to register and available to everyone interested.
The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, a landmark study sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, is expanding with a new online platform. Your participation could help researchers find better ways to measure, treat and potentially prevent Parkinson’s. Get started today!
Researchers looking to level up their bioinformatics and data science skills are invited to apply for GP2 funding to attend online courses delivered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click below to find out more and access the application.
ASAP, through GP2 and in partnership with LARGE-PD and the MJFF, celebrated a shared milestone with the inauguration of the DNA Biobank at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas. The Biobank will help accelerate collaboration and greater genetic representation of Latin American participants in research.