Biomarker study of head injury in rugby

Principal Investigators: Professor John Hardy, Professor Huw Morris, Professor Henrik Zetterberg
Co-Investigators: Dr Etienne Laverse, Professor David Sharp
Institutions: UCL Institute of Neurology, Imperial College London
Status: Ongoing

Having commenced at Saracens Rugby Club in 2015, this longitudinal study is now recruiting participants from a number of Premiership and Championship rugby union teams. The study involves collection of blood, saliva and urine in an effort to uncover potential biomarkers of concussion injuries.

Study Updates:
Study Update – October 2017
Study Update – February 2017

News and Links:
At the forefront of on-field Concussion research.
Video interview – Professor Huw Morris and The Drake Foundation Fellow Etienne Laverse discuss Saracens Rugby Club biomarker study.
Update on fluid biomarkers in concussion, published by Concussion.