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BrainNet Europe is a "Network of Excellence" funded by the European Commission in the 6th Framework Program "Life Science" (LSHM-CT-2004-503039). It consists of 19 established brain banks across Europe and is coordinated by the Centre for Neuropathology and Prion Research Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.
|WP20 - Macro- and Microdissection of Unfixed Tissue|
Precisely macrodissected and microdissected human brain tissue samples suitable for neurochemical microassays, molecular biology, microarray techniques and in situ hybridisation histochemistry are essential for comparable scientific studies. Precise macro- and microdissection needs best knowledge in neuroanatomy.
A well functioning coordination in microdissection of human brains from a great variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders with appropriate controls was established in this network. Usage and donation of the microdissected brain samples to researchers in various fields of neuroscience would ensure progress towards understanding neuronal mechanisms, as well as several aspects of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The major goal is to increase the number of brain samples and enlarge the spectrum of neurological disorders in the collected brains for microdissection. The dissecting and sampling procedures are exceptional; the unique and important brain samples are readily available for researchers within different fields of neuroscience.
Rules and recommendations will be adopted for microdissection and donor programs in the European Union and joining states.
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