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.
Announcing the Newest Members of the CRN
The ASAP Collaborative Research Network (CRN) continues to expand, attracting new investigators across multiple disciplines, institutions, career stages, and geographies. Working together, the CRN addresses gaps in the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease. This year, we welcome 14 new research teams who will focus their work on circuitry and brain-body interactions.
Increasing Hispanic Representation in Parkinson's and Genomic Research
Human genetics and epidemiological studies are valuable tools for understanding Parkinson’s disease, but research has found that known genetic factors identified in European populations play an insignificant role in the development of PD in Latinos. LARGE-PD, an ASAP partner and multicenter collaboration across Latin America, is working to increase Latino and Hispanic representation in this field of research. Read GP2’s latest blog post.
GP2 Website Now Available in Six Languages
With scientists and researchers across the globe advancing our mission to further understand the genetic architecture of Parkinson’s disease, ASAP recognizes the importance of making our resources accessible to all in our network and beyond. To that end, we are thrilled to announce the launch of GP2.org in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish, helping unite the global community as we uncover the roots of PD together.
As the demand for Parkinson’s disease genetics specialists continues to grow, GP2 is committed to providing opportunities and training to researchers around the world. With GP2’s support, the work and discoveries of our next generation of researchers will accelerate the path to a cure for PD.
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.