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Our Research

Led by the strategic vision and leadership of our scientific directors and the groundbreaking work of our principal investigators, the Ludmer Centre focuses on five research thematics:

Bioinformatics & Statistical Genetics

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Within the scope of the Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics research theme, researchers develop methods that improve our ability to measure brain development and deterioration. Research areas include methods for normalization and preprocessing, benchmarking normal ageing, identifying interesting associations with exposures or diseases, and many other topics.

Functional Genomics & Epigenetics

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Our Functional Genomics and Epigenetics research focuses on the identification of diagnostic bio-markers, early intervention, tailored-treatment, and prevention strategies.


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The Ludmer Centre has been a key partner in the creation of the BigBrain Project, and various other global brain imaging initiatives. 


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Our Neuroinformatics core team aims to provide researchers around the world with access to neuroinformatics infrastructure while innovating and expanding the computational infrastructure and tools required for data analysis. 

Single-Cell Genomics Brain Initiative

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Our Single-Cell Genomics Brain Initiative aims to understand the role that individual brain cells play at the molecular, anatomical and structural levels. 

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