Alzheimer Europe (AE) is a non-governmental organisation aiming to provide a voice to people with dementia and their carers, make dementia a European priority, promote a rights-based approach to dementia, support dementia research and strengthen the European dementia movement. AE has currently 41 members (national Alzheimer associations) across Europe.
The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) with about 16,000 degree students is one of the largest and foremost multidisciplinary universities in Finland, offering coursework in 13 fields of study and more than 100 major subjects across four faculties and two campuses. The multidisciplinary Neuroscience Research Community (NEURO RC) at UEF aims to understand the disease-specific and common molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases and epilepsy and to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic approaches for their prevention and cure. Comprising 17 research groups, NEURO RC integrates biological neurosciences with data sciences, neuro-innovations, and neuro-ethics. Pattern-Cog project is hosted by the A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences of UEF, which is a research institute that responds to the global health challenges created by the ageing of the population and changes in lifestyle by focusing on the research of cardiovascular and brain diseases.
Our research program is directed toward the development of advanced computation tools for the analysis of structural brain data. More specifically, our group is heavily involved in the development of algorithms and tools for processing of voxel- and surface-based imaging data which encompasses segmentation, surface reconstruction, and disease prediction. Specific areas of interest include the investigation of ageing, structural brain plasticity, and schizophrenia research.
We have developed several software tools, including the Computational Anatomy Toolbox for performing voxel- and surface-based morphometry, which is widely used by the scientific community.
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and it aims to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society is one of the largest departments within KI with more than 500 employees, several hundred affiliated researchers and 1 600 full-year students. Within the Division of Clinical Geriatrics at KI, research focuses on dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.
The CIEN Foundation has among its main objectives to support, promote and coordinate research in neurological diseases, mainly in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Charité is a large university hospital, with more than 4,600 researchers and 850,000 patient cases yearly. The Berlin Institute of Health fosters medical innovation and improve patients’ health and quality of life, focusing on digitisation, patient involvement, personalised medicine research, advanced therapies and innovation. The Brain Simulation Section under Prof. RITTER has strong expertise in digital health, complex modelling, data science and IT platform development. CHARITE leads the EBRAINS Facility Hub Virtual Brain Cloud and EBRAINS Health Data Cloud.