Section: Other Grants and Activities
Participants : Jean-Baptiste Poline, Bertrand Thirion, Merlin Keller, Cécilia Damon.
IMAGEN is an Integrated Project funded by the European Commission in the 6th Framework Program LSH-2005-2.1.3-1: Neuroimaging (2007-2012): "Bridging genetics and neural function". J.B. Poline is involved as the responsible for the bio-informatics and bio-statistics work package, and directly fits with Parietal 's research axes. Half of the PhD theses of M.Keller and C.Damon are funded by IMAGEN, given that their work will contribute to Imagen data analysis part.
Imagen consists in acquiring in 8 centers across Europe, neuroimaging (anatomical, functional and diffusion-weighted), genetic and behavioral data from teenagers, in order to find risk factors of addiction for this population. The database (2000 subjects) is stored and analysed at Neurospin, and handled by a team with three engineers (CEA, DSV, Neurospin) headed by J.B. Poline. In 2009, the databasing system was confronted with the massive arrival of 1000 datasets (neuroimaging and behavioural data), and a first batch of 500 genetic datasets. Quality assessment has been performed systematically on the data to ensure an homogeneous quality and meaningful subsequent analysis.