Human post-mortem brain tissue is indispensable for unravelling the pathobiological mechanisms underlying neurological disease. Our aim is to establish a comprehensive collection of post-mortem neuroimaging, neuropathological and morphometry data of the non-neurological aging human brain. The data and the post-mortem brain tissue will be made available for research purposes to the (inter)national research community.
We use standardized protocols for post-mortem 3T in-situ and 7T ex-vivo MRI, as well as craniotomy and brain dissection, resulting in a comprehensive collection of MR images, frozen and FFPE brain tissue with an average post-mortem delay of less than 10 hours.
All procedures comply with human rights (the right to life, liberty and security of person) and with the national legislation. Brain tissue will only be available for research anonymized.