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
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.
- Laverse E, Guo T, Zimmerman K et al. Plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein and neurofilament light chain, but not tau, are biomarkers of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury, Brain Communications. doi:10.1093/braincomms/fcaa137 (2020).
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.