MICROBIOME aims to test the hypothesis that the microbiomes of PD patients are altered. This is the first step to study possible causal relationships between alterations in microbiome composition and PD pathogenesis.

IMAGING aims to study whether the diagnosis of PD can be improved by the integrated analysis of MRI neuroimaging data. Using algorithms based on machine learning methods the project aims to integrate information from functional and structural MRI. The project uses MRI data from early-stage PD patients and controls.