Research participation opportunity: Genetic factors influencing risk of Parkinson’s.
Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are seeking participants for an Australian research study that will investigate the genetic factors that influence a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease.
The study is trying to find genetic variants that can help researchers understand, predict, and eventually prevent Parkinson’s onset and progression.
If you choose to participate, you will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire (online, over the phone, or via mail). Then a kit will be mailed to you so a sample of your saliva can be collected, which will be used to extract your DNA.
A care partner or support person may help you complete the questionnaire if you feel you are not able.
The questionnaire is available online here
QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading medical research institute that researches chronic disorders, cancer, mental health, and infectious diseases. It has around 900 researchers, scientists, students, and support staff based in Brisbane.
You do not have to be in Brisbane to participate in this study.