Principal Investigator: Professor Olivier Gevaert
Department: Stanford UniversityTags: 51998, imaging genomics, Machine Learning, multi-scale-modelling, quantitative-imaging
The main goal of this project is to develop mathematical models from brain images by learning from UK biobank data using novel techniques in artificial intelligence. We will focus on two main application areas of these models: (1) prediction of genetic biomarkers and molecular properties of participants, and (2) prediction of onset of complex diseases for example Alzheimer disease. In the first case, prediction of molecular properties we will predict the following: we will use images and associate them with genetic variation. These genetic characteristics are different for different diseases, and we will investigate if brain images reflect any of these genetic changes both in healthy participants and when diseases occur. Secondly, we will test if this model can be used for the prediction of the onset of diseases and prediction of future diagnoses. If successful, this work can be used to improve diagnosis by catching diseases earlier.