Biobanca IRCCS Centro San Giovanni Di Dio Fatebenefratelli

BioBank FBF

IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli
Luisa Benussi
The BioBank FBF main goal is to provide human biological for studies aimed to 1) investigate genetic causes for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders; 2) identify molecular marker for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders; 3) to carry out cellular and molecular biology studies to highlight the pathogenetic mechanism underlying neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. Currently the collected material includes samples of DNA, RNA, plasma, serum, cerebrospinal fluid and primary fibroblasts cultures. The biological material was collected from more than 10000 patients affected by the major neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, mild cognitive impairment, major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) and more than 1500 control subjects (cognitively healthy subjects and subjects with no psychiatric disorders) matched for age and gender with patients.