Brain Omics Platform
Understanding a condition requires studying
the biological tissue that it impacts.
Bipolar disorder is a highly complex and heterogeneous disorder, and little is known about its underlying biology. Leveraging human brain tissue from people with bipolar disorder available in existing biobanks, and potentially expanding existing collections over time, will greatly deepen the biological understanding of bipolar disorder and complement genetic findings.
BD² is pioneering research on existing samples, whose potential for scientific discovery has remained untapped due to insufficient funding. This program will provide unprecedented insight into the underlying mechanisms of bipolar disorder. Developing a molecular brain atlas resource that researchers will use to accelerate scientific understanding.