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The IMpACT project

The International Multicentre persistent ADHD Genetics CollaboraTion (IMpACT) was founded in 2007 and is coordinated by Barbara Franke. The collaboration consists of 7 different sites in Europe and the Americas, and aims to perform and promote research into the genetics of persistent ADHD. IMpACT now coordinates genetic data of over 3500 adult ADHD patients and 4000 controls. Next to yearly inspirational meetings, this collaboration has resulted in many interesting papers. For example, for DAT1, the most studied gene in ADHD, we identified differential haplotype involvement in adult ADHD and childhood ADHD. Also meta-analyses of the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), and dopamine and serotonin receptor genes in adult ADHD were published.

Each individual IMpACT site also employs specific research initiatives, here in the Netherlands we focus on neuroimaging genetics of ADHD.

Recently, IMpACT published a review about the genetics of adult ADHD.

For more information about on the IMpACT consortium see the IMpACT website



IMpACT collaborating sites

Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Barbara Franke and Jan Buitelaar

Barcelona, Spain: Toni Ramos and Bru Cormand

Würzburg, Germany: Andreas Reif and Peter Lesch

Bergen, Norway: Jan Haavik and Stefan Johansson

London, UK: Phil Asherson and Jonna Kuntsi

Boston/Syracuse, USA: Eric Mick and Steve Faraone

Porto Alegre, Brazil: Claiton Bau and Luis Rohde

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 12:28