Imaging Genomics based Brain Disease Prediction

Project: Research project

Description

The goal of this project is to develop, validate and apply novel computational and system biology algorithms and tools for comprehensive joint analysis of large-scale heterogeneous imaging genomic data, with applications to early prediction of conversion of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer Disease (AD). UNC team will work on Aims 1 and 2 of this project, for developing a novel sparse learning based system biology framework for analysis of genome-wide association results across a large number of the structural and functional phenotypes derived from MRI and PET scans of the whole brain, as well as for developing the new structured sparsity-inducing norms based multi-dimensional data integration methods to identify the biomarkers from heterogeneous imaging genomic data for MCI conversion prediction.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/154/30/20

Funding

  • University of Texas at Arlington

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Brain
Imaging techniques
Data integration
Biomarkers
Magnetic resonance imaging
Genes
Association reactions
Systems Biology
Genomics