Collaborations

Collaborations

Our main collaborative work is with the centres across Europe and Canada that are within the GENFI cohort. We collaborate more widely with other genetic FTD cohorts across the world, particularly the US ALLFTD study, through the FTD Prevention Initiative. Other cohorts in this group include DINAD in Australia, FTDGeNZ in New Zealand and ReDLAT in Latin America.

We are also involved in other consortia including the ENIGMA FTD project and the UNITED consortium.

Clinically, we are part of the European Reference Network for Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND) which aims to improve standards of clinical care for FTD across Europe.

We have also been part of the application to include FTD within the LifeTime Initiative.

At the Dementia Research Centre we work with the Brain Behaviour Group led by Jason Warren. Other FTD researchers at UCL we work closely with include Adrian Isaacs at the UK Dementia Research Institute, Tammaryn Lashley at the Queen Square Brain Bank, and Selina Wray at the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease.

We also work with Diego Kaski on the investigation of eye movements and eye tracking in FTD, and with Josh Stott on the development of psychological support for people with FTD.

We collaborate with researchers at UCL investigating allied disorders including PSP and CBS (Huw Morris in the Department of Clinical and Movement Sciences) and MND/ALS (Pietro Fratta, Andrea Malaspina and Katie Sidle in the UCL Queen Square Motor Neuron Disease Centre).

Through Huw Morris, we are involved in a collaborative study in CBS within Europe called the CBS Longitudinal European Assessment Registry (CLEAR) which also involves sites in Stockholm, Barcelona, Tartu, Salerno and Seville.

Our imaging and fluid biomarker team have also been helping with investigations into another atypical parkinsonian disorder multiple system atrophy through a collaboration at UCL with Viorica Chelban and Henry Houlden.

Our imaging research is supported by a close collaboration with the Centre for Medical Image Computing at UCL . We have ongoing projects with Eugenio Iglesias, Andre Altmann, and Danny Alexander and the POND team.

We have been part of large genetic FTD consortia studies including those run by the labs of Rosa Rademakers (International FTLD-TDP GWS consortium), Ekaterina Rogaeva and Matthis Synofzik (GENESIS FTD WES cohort). Currently, we are part of the SOLVE-RD consortium.

Outside of UCL we also have the following ongoing collaborative projects:

Although most of our collaborative work is with other academic groups, we have some collaborations with companies interested in developing biomarkers and therapies for FTD. These include Alchemab who we are working with to investigate whether there are differences in naturally occurring antibodies between those who develop symptoms very early and those who remain asymptomatic until older age in genetic FTD.

Publications

  • For publications from the GENFI project click here.
  • For publications from the FPI project click here.
  • Clinical value of cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament light chain in semantic dementia. Meeter LHH, Steketee RME, Salkovic D, Vos ME, Grossman M, McMillan CT, Irwin DJ, Boxer AL, Rojas JC, Olney NT, Karydas A, Miller BL, Pijnenburg YAL, Barkhof F, Sánchez-Valle R, Lladó A, Borrego-Ecija S, Diehl-Schmid J, Grimmer T, Goldhardt O, Santillo AF, Hansson O, Vestberg S, Borroni B, Padovani A, Galimberti D, Scarpini E, Rohrer JD, Woollacott IOC, Synofzik M, Wilke C, de Mendonca A, Vandenberghe R, Benussi L, Ghidoni R, Binetti G, Niessen WJ, Papma JM, Seelaar H, Jiskoot LC, de Jong FJ, Donker Kaat L, Del Campo M, Teunissen CE, Bron EE, Van den Berg E, Van Swieten JC. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2019;90(9):997-1004.
  • Genome-wide analyses as part of the international FTLD-TDP whole-genome sequencing consortium reveals novel disease risk factors and increases support for immune dysfunction in FTLD. Pottier C, Ren Y, Perkerson RB 3rd, Baker M, Jenkins GD, van Blitterswijk M, DeJesus-Hernandez M, van Rooij JGJ, Murray ME, Christopher E, McDonnell SK, Fogarty Z, Batzler A, Tian S, Vicente CT, Matchett B, Karydas AM, Hsiung GR, Seelaar H, Mol MO, Finger EC, Graff C, Öijerstedt L, Neumann M, Heutink P, Synofzik M, Wilke C, Prudlo J, Rizzu P, Simon-Sanchez J, Edbauer D, Roeber S, Diehl-Schmid J, Evers BM, King A, Mesulam MM, Weintraub S, Geula C, Bieniek KF, Petrucelli L, Ahern GL, Reiman EM, Woodruff BK, Caselli RJ, Huey ED, Farlow MR, Grafman J, Mead S, Grinberg LT, Spina S, Grossman M, Irwin DJ, Lee EB, Suh E, Snowden J, Mann D, Ertekin-Taner N, Uitti RJ, Wszolek ZK, Josephs KA, Parisi JE, Knopman DS, Petersen RC, Hodges JR, Piguet O, Geier EG, Yokoyama JS, Rissman RA, Rogaeva E, Keith J, Zinman L, Tartaglia MC, Cairns NJ, Cruchaga C, Ghetti B, Kofler J, Lopez OL, Beach TG, Arzberger T, Herms J, Honig LS, Vonsattel JP, Halliday GM, Kwok JB, White CL 3rd, Gearing M, Glass J, Rollinson S, Pickering-Brown S, Rohrer JD, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin V, Bigio EH, Troakes C, Al-Sarraj S, Asmann Y, Miller BL, Graff-Radford NR, Boeve BF, Seeley WW, Mackenzie IRA, van Swieten JC, Dickson DW, Biernacka JM, Rademakers R. Acta Neuropathol. 2019;137(6):879-899.
  • Potential genetic modifiers of disease risk and age at onset in patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration and GRN mutations: a genome-wide association study. Pottier C, Zhou X, Perkerson RB 3rd, Baker M, Jenkins GD, Serie DJ, Ghidoni R, Benussi L, Binetti G, López de Munain A, Zulaica M, Moreno F, Le Ber I, Pasquier F, Hannequin D, Sánchez-Valle R, Antonell A, Lladó A, Parsons TM, Finch NA, Finger EC, Lippa CF, Huey ED, Neumann M, Heutink P, Synofzik M, Wilke C, Rissman RA, Slawek J, Sitek E, Johannsen P, Nielsen JE, Ren Y, van Blitterswijk M, DeJesus-Hernandez M, Christopher E, Murray ME, Bieniek KF, Evers BM, Ferrari C, Rollinson S, Richardson A, Scarpini E, Fumagalli GG, Padovani A, Hardy J, Momeni P, Ferrari R, Frangipane F, Maletta R, Anfossi M, Gallo M, Petrucelli L, Suh E, Lopez OL, Wong TH, van Rooij JGJ, Seelaar H, Mead S, Caselli RJ, Reiman EM, Noel Sabbagh M, Kjolby M, Nykjaer A, Karydas AM, Boxer AL, Grinberg LT, Grafman J, Spina S, Oblak A, Mesulam MM, Weintraub S, Geula C, Hodges JR, Piguet O, Brooks WS, Irwin DJ, Trojanowski JQ, Lee EB, Josephs KA, Parisi JE, Ertekin-Taner N, Knopman DS, Nacmias B, Piaceri I, Bagnoli S, Sorbi S, Gearing M, Glass J, Beach TG, Black SE, Masellis M, Rogaeva E, Vonsattel JP, Honig LS, Kofler J, Bruni AC, Snowden J, Mann D, Pickering-Brown S, Diehl-Schmid J, Winkelmann J, Galimberti D, Graff C, Öijerstedt L, Troakes C, Al-Sarraj S, Cruchaga C, Cairns NJ, Rohrer JD, Halliday GM, Kwok JB, van Swieten JC, White CL 3rd, Ghetti B, Murell JR, Mackenzie IRA, Hsiung GR, Borroni B, Rossi G, Tagliavini F, Wszolek ZK, Petersen RC, Bigio EH, Grossman M, Van Deerlin VM, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Graff-Radford NR, Boeve BF, Dickson DW, Biernacka JM, Rademakers R. Lancet Neurol. 2018;17(6):548-558.
  • Prevalence of Amyloid-β Pathology in Distinct Variants of Primary Progressive Aphasia. Bergeron D, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rabinovici GD, Santos-Santos MA, Seeley W, Miller BL, Pijnenburg Y, Keulen MA, Groot C, van Berckel BNM, van der Flier WM, Scheltens P, Rohrer JD, Warren JD, Schott JM, Fox NC, Sanchez-Valle R, Grau-Rivera O, Gelpi E, Seelaar H, Papma JM, van Swieten JC, Hodges JR, Leyton CE, Piguet O, Rogalski EJ, Mesulam MM, Koric L, Nora K, Pariente J, Dickerson B, Mackenzie IR, Hsiung GR, Belliard S, Irwin DJ, Wolk DA, Grossman M, Jones M, Harris J, Mann D, Snowden JS, Chrem-Mendez P, Calandri IL, Amengual AA, Miguet-Alfonsi C, Magnin E, Magnani G, Santangelo R, Deramecourt V, Pasquier F, Mattsson N, Nilsson C, Hansson O, Keith J, Masellis M, Black SE, Matías-Guiu JA, Cabrera-Martin MN, Paquet C, Dumurgier J, Teichmann M, Sarazin M, Bottlaender M, Dubois B, Rowe CC, Villemagne VL, Vandenberghe R, Granadillo E, Teng E, Mendez M, Meyer PT, Frings L, Lleó A, Blesa R, Fortea J, Seo SW, Diehl-Schmid J, Grimmer T, Frederiksen KS, Sánchez-Juan P, Chételat G, Jansen W, Bouchard RW, Laforce RJ, Visser PJ, Ossenkoppele R. Ann Neurol. 2018;84(5):729-740.
  • A C6orf10/LOC101929163 locus is associated with age of onset in C9orf72 carriers. Zhang M, Ferrari R, Tartaglia MC, Keith J, Surace EI, Wolf U, Sato C, Grinberg M, Liang Y, Xi Z, Dupont K, McGoldrick P, Weichert A, McKeever PM, Schneider R, McCorkindale MD, Manzoni C, Rademakers R, Graff-Radford NR, Dickson DW, Parisi JE, Boeve BF, Petersen RC, Miller BL, Seeley WW, van Swieten JC, van Rooij J, Pijnenburg Y, van der Zee J, Van Broeckhoven C, Le Ber I, Van Deerlin V, Suh E, Rohrer JD, Mead S, Graff C, Öijerstedt L, Pickering-Brown S, Rollinson S, Rossi G, Tagliavini F, Brooks WS, Dobson-Stone C, Halliday GM, Hodges JR, Piguet O, Binetti G, Benussi L, Ghidoni R, Nacmias B, Sorbi S, Bruni AC, Galimberti D, Scarpini E, Rainero I, Rubino E, Clarimon J, Lleó A, Ruiz A, Hernández I, Pastor P, Diez-Fairen M, Borroni B, Pasquier F, Deramecourt V, Lebouvier T, Perneczky R, Diehl-Schmid J, Grafman J, Huey ED, Mayeux R, Nalls MA, Hernandez D, Singleton A, Momeni P, Zeng Z, Hardy J, Robertson J, Zinman L, Rogaeva E; International FTD-Genomics Consortium (IFGC). Brain. 2018;141(10):2895-2907.