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Autism Celloidin Library  

The Autism Celloidin Library is the largest cohort of autism and control, sex and age matched brains spanning the human lifespan. Due to the rarity of such a unique and fragile collection, the ATP is seeking both public and private funding to support its effort to scan in 3D, high definition images, the entire 28 single hemisphere library of meticulously processed sections for the creation of a free, web based imaging library. Such an endeavor will globally relinquish this collection to the entire autism research community for rapid and high through-put analysis of brain tissue, greatly facilitating the rate of autism research. The ATP is also seeking to establish stem cell lines from autism and control patients through both skin punches and post-mortem brain tissue cell isolations. Along with strong supporting clinical data, this will create a near limitless supply of biologically relevant living tissue for in-vitro laboratory autism research. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2008-2011
Project Number 6288
Principal Investigator Hof, Patrick
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Biobanks
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 7D. Establish and maintain an international network of biobanks for the collection of brain, fibroblasts for pluripotent stem cells, and other tissue or biological material, by acquisition sites that use standardized protocols for phenotyping, collection, and regulated distribution of limited samples by 2011. This includes developing fibroblast repositories to produce pluripotent stem cells. Protocols should be put into place to expand the capacities of ongoing large-scale children's studies to collect and store additional biomaterials, promoting detection of biological signatures. IACC Recommended Budget for establishing biobanks by 2011: $10,500,000 over 2 years. IACC Recommended Budget for maintaining biobanks: $22,200,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Mount Sinai School of Medicine
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 Autism Celloidin Library (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Autism Celloidin Library | $109,000.00 | 2009 | 7202
Autism Celloidin Library | $0.00 | 2011 | 6288