Sampling protocols

For appropriate sampling techniques please refer to the respective link that offers the opportunity to download the relevant document.

Generally five types of dissection and brain processing procedures are defined in all disease related protocols.

  • Fresh brain dissection
  • Fresh brain processing
  • Dissection of formalin-fixed brain
  • Histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Processing fresh brain

Related to disease groups BrainNet Europe recommends the following procedures:



  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Normal Adult Brain

Download Dementia Protocols


Depression and Schizophrenia

Download Section Protocol

Download Regions of Interest


Motor Neurone Disease

Download Motor Neurone Disease Protocols


Neuro-degenerative Diseases:

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Related Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease

Download Neuro-degenerative Disease Protocols

Download Tissue Sampling Poster


DNA Preservation

Download Protocol


RNA Preservation

Download Protocol


Protein Preservation

Download Protocol



Download Protocol


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