Understanding the Genetic Architecture of Parkinson's Disease

The Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2) is an ambitious five-year program to genotype >150,000 volunteers around the world to further understand the genetic architecture of Parkinson’s disease (PD). There is still much to learn about genetic risk factors and the path to further understanding requires working collaboratively and openly sharing data, processes, and results.

Submit a Cohort

Collaborate with us and submit a cohort to GP2. Fill out our form to get started.

Other Ways to Collaborate

Visit the Monogenic Portal to share information about rare cases and families.

GP2 Updates

Check out the latest news about GP2.

  • Introduction to GP2

    By Andrew Singleton | GP2 Values

    In the first GP2 blog post, Andrew Singleton, NIH Distinguished Investigator and GP2 Lead, introduces the program's aims, values and vision.

  • A Blueprint for Training and Development in GP2

    By Alastair Noyce, Sara Bandres-Ciga, and Emily Fisher | Complex disease genetics, GP2 Values

    Training is a crucial element of GP2. In this blog post, Alastair Noyce, Sara Bandres-Ciga and Emily Fisher outline the program's training and development goals.

  • Introducing the GP2 Learning Platform

    By GP2 | GP2 Values

    Training is central to the GP2 effort. Visit our learning platform for training on topics related to Parkinson’s disease genetics.

Latest Blog Posts

Read the latest blogs from GP2’s scientists and collaborators.

  • A letter to the patient community from Randy Schekman, ASAP Scientific Director

    By Randy Schekman and Benjamin Stecher | GP2 Values

    ASAP Scientific Director, Randy Schekman, expresses his personal and professional connection with Parkinson's disease in a letter to the patient community, shared by patient advocate Benjamin Stecher.

  • Why study disease in different populations?

    By Ignacio Fernandez Mata | Complex disease genetics, GP2 Values

    GP2 aims to revolutionize our understanding of the genetics of Parkinson's disease across populations. Ignacio 'Nacho' Mata explains the importance of involving populations currently underserved in disease research.

  • How to Blog

    By Simon Stott | Research communication

    Simon Stott, founder of the Science of Parkinson's website and GP2 Working Group member, shares his tips for blogging in Parkinson's research.

Working Groups

Find out about GP2’s working groups and their recently accomplished milestones.