Current projects

Stay up to date with C-BIG Repository’s ongoing project for data sampling.

Parkinson’s Disease - Québec Parkinson’s Network (QPN)

The Quebec Parkinson Network’s main mission to promote multidisciplinary research on Parkinson's disease. The QPN is now offering its patients the opportunity to participate to the repository.

Who is recruited? 
Parkinson’s patients or healthy individuals who have reported cases of the illness in their family

What is collected? 
DNA Extraction (blood sample and saliva), PBMC and serum

Goal of Collection? 
Creation of a DNA library (conservation of samples and possible creation of stem cells for DNA characterization)


Intellectual Deficiencies - CHU Sainte-Justine

CHU Sainte-Justine is the largest mother and child centre in Canada and one of the four most important pediatric centres in North America. Our mission is to improve health on the whole in affiliation with our health care, university and research partners.

Saint-Justine is looking to amass a collection of blood from patients with intellectual deficiencies to the Repository for storage and possible stem cell collection These materials are all collected with local Sainte-Justine Research Ethics Board (REB) approval.

Who is recruited? 
Patients with intellectual deficiencies or healthy individuals who have reported cases of the illness in their family

What is collected? 
Blood samples

Goal of collection? 
Creation of a DNA library (conservation of samples and possible creation of stem cells for DNA characterization)


Myopathy - The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Hospital-Institute) [Pending]

Pending REB and TDC approval, a research team consisting of Dr. Brais, Dr. O’Ferrall, and Dr. Karamchandani, will be directing patients with likely inherited (genetic) myopathies for inclusion to the C-BIG Repository. The collect will consist of blood and muscle tissue sampling. The DNA of these samples will be analyzed for possible genetic causes of myopathy.

Who is recruited? 
Patients with myopathy

What is collected? 
Blood Sample and muscle tissue sampling

Goal of collection? 
Identify new causes and mechanisms driving myopathy

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