Edinburgh Brain Bank

About the project

The Edinburgh Brain Bank is a bioresource providing well-characterised human brain tissues to support translational research.

We have donations from patients with detailed clinical information, including ECAS data in many cases, covering the full spectrum of ALS-FTD, including sporadic and familial cases.  We also support the array tomography tissue resource overseen by Professor Tara Spires-Jones.


Medical Research Council


Henstridge CM, Sideris DI, Carroll E, Rotariu S, Salomonsson S, Tzioras M, McKenzie CA, Smith C, von Arnim CAF, Ludolph AC, Lulé D, Leighton D, Warner J, Cleary E, Newton J, Swingler R, Chandran S
Gillingwater TH, Abrahams S, Spires-Jones TL
Synapse loss in the prefrontal cortex is associated with cognitive decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Feb;135(2):213-226
Selvaraj BT, Livesey MR, Zhao C, Gregory JM, James OT, Cleary EM, Chouhan AK, Gane AB, Perkins EM, Dando O, Lillico SG, Lee YB, Nishimura AL, Poreci U, Thankamony S, Pray M, Vasistha NA, Magnani D
Borooah S, Burr K, Story D, McCampbell A, Shaw CE, Kind PC, Aitman TJ, Whitelaw CBA, Wilmut I, Smith C, Miles GB, Hardingham GE, Wyllie DJA, Chandran S
C9ORF72 repeat expansion causes vulnerability of motor neurons to Ca(2+)-permeable AMPA receptor-mediated excitotoxicity
Nat Commun. 2018 Jan 24;9(1):347

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