Biomarker Research

Biomarker Research


Postmortem human brain tissue samples is obducted and analyzed by the VUmc and stored at the Nederlands Brain Bank (a subsidiary collection of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences ). It covers Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other dementing and motoric disorders in both fresh frozen en formalin fixed forms. In addition, a vast amount of control tissue samples can be used for comparative studies in cooperation with the Nederlands Brain Bank.

Services

  • biomarkers studies
  • post-mortem tissue-culture to provide effective test-systems
  • laser dissection tissue sampling
  • proteomics analysis
  • cellomics studies
  • DNA samples
  • analysis of clinic-pathological implications
  • CSF contraction of patients
  • postmortem MRI (radiological correlations)