Meeting Project MinE general assembly and working groupsMonday 27th of March the researchers performing analyses on the Project MinE data met in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They discussed the methods of all ongoing research projects and analyses with the Project MinE data.

Fifty researchers from UK, USA, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switserland, Turkey, France and the Netherlands met at the Hilton at airport Schiphol. Research partners from Australia and Israel were welcomed via webex. More than one third of the needed DNA profiles have now been analysed with whole genome sequencing (reading every letter of the DNA). Therefore, it is now time to speed up the joined analyses of the data. The researchers discussed the methods and data handling for this largest genetic ALS project ever.

Working groups of researchers from around the world were established to continue the international collaborative work on:

  • case-control comparisons
  • phenotype associations
  • methylation
  • repeated elements
  • data stewardship and ict setup (FAIR datasharing)

The working groups will report to the Project MinE consortium twice a year at the Project MinE meetings during the ENCALS conference in May and the ALS/ MND symposium in December.