The ENIGMA Network brings together researchers in imaging genomics, to understand brain structure, function, and disease, based on brain imaging and genetic data.
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We welcome brain researchers, imagers, geneticists, methods developers, and others interested in cracking the neuro-genetic code!
The ENIGMA Network and active Working Groups:
The ENIGMA Network with other Consortia
Exciting news- ENIGMA is performing Genome-Wide Complex Trait Analysis (GCTA). The effort is lead by Roberto Toro and JB Poline with methodological support from Tom Nichols, with many ENIGMA working groups already involved. Click the GCTA link for more information!
**NEW for 2015** Latest GWAS is out in Nature
30,000 individual MRIs and genomes from 33 countries — a collaborative effort from 190 institutions
Hibar, DP and 300+ co-authors. Common genetic variants influence human subcortical brain structures. Nature, 2015
2014: The ENIGMA Consortium in Review
Thompson, PM and 300+ co-authors. The ENIGMA Consortium: large-scale collaborative analyses of neuroimaging and genetic data. Brain Imaging and Behavior. SI: Genetic neuroimaging in aging and age-related diseases. DOI 10.1007/s11682-013-9269-5
The ENIGMA Network has several goals:
- To create a network of like-minded individuals, interested in pushing forward the field of imaging genetics.
- To ensure promising findings are replicated via member collaborations, in order to satisfy the mandates of most journals.
- To share ideas, algorithms, data, and information on research studies and methods.
- To facilitate training, including workshops and conferences on key methods and emerging directions in imaging genetics.
Data sharing with other members of the ENIGMA Network is optional and by no means a requirement of joining the network.
The support group for the ENIGMA project: Jason Stein (IGC), Sarah Medland (QIMR Berghofer), Alejandro Arias Vasquez (UMC Radboud), Derrek Hibar (IGC), Neda Jahanshad (IGC),Barbara Franke (UMC Radboud), Nick Martin (QIMR Berghofer), Margie Wright (QIMR Berghofer), Paul Thompson (IGC)