Biomarkers for movement disorders

You are invited to take part in a research study into biomarkers for neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Multiple System Atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal syndrome.

We will also be looking at patients with idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder, some of whom may go on to develop a movement disorder in the future.

The objective is to identify biomarkers that may allow for earlier and more accurate detection of these diseases, which in turn may allow for earlier treatment.

We do not offer any financial benefits from this study.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you

  • Are a healthy adult between the ages of 50 and 80 years of age.
  • Do not have a diagnosis of the mentioned neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Members of the general public as well as spouses, relatives or friends of research clinic patients who are deemed eligible and wish to be involved.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Participants who do not have sufficient English language skills to allow for accurate testing. 
  • Participants with a strong family history of neurodegenerative disease should discuss eligibility with the study coordinator.

How to participate

For more information please contact: Marilia Pereira Clinical and Research Nurse Coordinator Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney.

Tel: 02 9351 0670