The New South Wales Brain Tissue Resource Centre (NSW BTRC) is dedicated to providing the highest quality human postmortem brain tissue to researchers, both nationally and internationally, who are working towards discovering the causes and consequences of different brain disorders.
The primary focus of our collection is to support research into the aetiology and pathogenesis of schizophrenia, alcohol disorders and healthy control tissue.
The NSW BTRC operates in collaboration with the Schizophrenia Research Institute to provide tissue for research into psychiatric disorders and has links to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the USA. It has a management committee comprised of representatives from the Sydney Medical School, Schizophrenia Research Institute and Department of Forensic Medicine.
NSW BTRC has ethics approval from the Sydney Local Health Network and The University of Sydney.
The NSW Brain Tissue Resource Centre is a collaborator of the Sydney Brain Bank, and NSW Brain Banks.
The program is operated under the guidance of Jillian Kril, Professor of Neuropathology, Director of NSW Brain Tissue Resource Centre, at The University of Sydney.
This program is supported by the following:
US Government under the National Institutes of Health (NIAAA012725-15)
The University of Sydney.