Collaborative Research


Collaborative Research Projects

Through Collaborative Research Projects the methodologies and expertise developed by the Core Projects find challenging testing grounds that are necessary for their evolution, while, at the same time, this knowledge is disseminated in a most effective manner. This process also fosters the formation of an interactive community of BMSR users, which serves to amplify the BMSR’s impact on the biomedical research innovation. Since its inception, the BMSR has sponsored 87 distinct Collaborative Research projects, representing 83 different institutions and a total of 105 investigators.

Our current Collaborative Research projects address challenging translational and clinical problems and are organized in clusters based on disease areas or therapeutic approaches, as shown in the figure below. Each Collaborative Project is coupled with one or more Core Projects, from which it derives the methodological innovations needed to address critical problems in human health and disease.


Our Collaborative Projects are grouped in the following disease-focused clusters:

Cluster A.Cardiovascular/Respiratory/Metabolic Diseases

Cluster B. Neurovascular & Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Collaborative Project B1: Models of Cerebral Hemodynamics and their Use for Diagnosis of
    i                                             Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Collaborative Project B2: Model-based Functional Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Executive
  • Collaborative Project B3: Autonomic Correlates of Vaso-Occlusive Crisis and Pain
  • Collaborative Project B4: Modeling and Neurostimulation in the Visual Cortex Vascular
    i                                             Cognitive Impairment

Cluster C. Neurostimulation & Functional Neurosurgery

Cluster D. Oncology & Infectious Diseases