Call Results

Results of the 2020 JPND Call for “Novel Imaging and Brain Stimulation Methods and Technologies”

The twelve projects were recommended for funding* by an independent, international Peer Review Panel based on scientific excellence with input from the JPND advisory board on patient and public involvement. Proposals are presented in alphabetical order according to their acronym.

BioClotAD
Development of a neuroimaging biomarker to identify the pro-coagulant state in Alzheimer’s disease

Coordinator:
Marta Cortes-Canteli, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III, F.S.P., Spain

Partners:
Manuel Desco Menéndez, Hospital General Gregorio Marañón, Spain
Dag Sehlin, Uppsala University, Sweden
Susanne Kossatz, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, Germany

Scientific Abstract

 

BRAINSTORM
gloBal RetinAl Imaging coNSorTium fOR alzheiMer’s disease

Coordinator:
Peter van Wijngaarden, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Australia

Partners:
Ingeborg Stalmans, KU Leuven University, Belgium
Gauti Johannesson, Umeå University, Sweden

 Scientific Abstract

 

DEBBIE
Developing a non-invasive biomarker for early BBB breakdown in Alzheimer’s disease

Coordinator:
Matthias Günther, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany

Partners:
Eric Achten, Ghent University, Belgium
Henri J.M.M. Mutsaerts, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands
Udunna Anazodo, Lawson Health Research Institute, Canada
Tormod Fladby, Akershus University Hospital, Norway

 Scientific Abstract

 

DynaSti
Patient-specific dynamical modeling and optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation

Coordinator:
Andreas Horn, Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Germany

Partners:
Bernadette van Wijk, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Martijn Beudel, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Netherlands
Jorge Goncalves, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Alexander Medvedev, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dag Nyholm, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
Frank Hertel, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Scientific Abstract

 

ImageTDP43
Imaging heterogeneous TDP-43 neuropathologies

Coordinator:
Magdalini Polymenidou, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Partners:
Patrizia Longone, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy
Ruben Smith, Skåne University Hospital, Sweden
John van Swieten, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands

 

NEURIPIDES
NEURofeedback for self-stImulation of the brain as therapy for ParkInson DisEaSe

Coordinator:
David Linden, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Partners:
Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, University of Cologne, Germany
Robert Jech, Charles University, Czech Republic
Béchir Jarraya, Université de Versailles-Paris-Saclay, France
Alfonso Fasano, University Health Network, Canada

Scientific Abstract

 

NIPARK
Targeting neuromelanin-linked neuronal dysfunction and degeneration in ageing and Parkinson’s disease using a combined imaging and brain stimulation approach

Coordinator:
Miquel Vila, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Spain

Partners:
Stephane Lehericy, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, France
Matthias Prigge, Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie, Germany
Matthew Betts, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Germany

Scientific Abstract

 

NeuroPhage
Phage-based targeted neural stimulation in neurodegenerative diseases

Coordinator:
Fabio Benfenati, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Italy

Partners:
Kenneth Dawson, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kristof Zarschler, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Ludek Šefc, Charles University, Czech Republic
Gilberto Fisone, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Jean-Antoine Girault, INSERM, France

Scientific Abstract

 

PDWALK
Spinal-cord stimulation technologies and methods to alleviate gait deficits of Parkinson’s disease

Coordinator:
Grégoire Courtine, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Partners:
Jocelyne Bloch, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland
Erwan Bezard, CNRS, France
Vincent Delattre, Gtx Medical BV, Netherlands

Scientific Abstract

 

PETABC
PET analyses of ABC transporter function for diagnostics and stratification of dementia patients

Coordinator:
Jens Pahnke, University of Oslo, Norway

Partners:
Oliver Langer, Medical University Vienna, Austria
Peter Brust, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Baiba Jansone, Univiersity of Latvia, Latvia
Ondrej Soukup, University Hospital Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Fabien Gosselet, Universite d’Artois, France
Henrik Biverstål, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Scientific Abstract

 

REMOPD
Restoring Motor Functions in Parkinson’s Disease with Noninvasive Hybrid Transcranial Neuromodulation

Coordinator:
Saak V. Ovsepian, National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic

Partners:
Robert Chen, University of Toronto, Canada
Marc Fournelle, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
Nevzat G. Gençer, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Walter Paulus, Ludwig Maximillians Universität München, Germany
Toygan Sönmez, Alvimedica Medical Technologies, Turkey

Scientific Abstract

 

SCAIFIELD
Spinocerebellar ataxias: Advanced imaging with ultra-high field MRI

Coordinator:
Tony Stöcker, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Germany

Partners:
Pål Erik Goa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Pierre Maquet, Liège Université, Belgium
Thomas Klockgether, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Germany

Scientifc Abstract

* Please note this is a provisional decision. The final approval from national funding agencies is still ongoing.