About Us

Vision:     The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, based on the promising potentials of big-data research, envisages a future where mental illnesses, cognitive disorders, and learning disabilities are significantly reduced through preventive strategies and their diagnoses, based on biological metrics, lead to more effective, individually-tailored treatment approaches. Diagnosing and classifying mental disorders –from […]

Ludmer Centre research: innovative & cutting edge

Revolutionizing mental health research Until recently, we lacked the technology to adequately study the living brain in all its complexities; however, new research and technologies, pioneer by Ludmer Centre researchers, have resulted in significant advancements in the fields of genetic mapping, brain imaging and epigenetics, among others. The next decade will be marked by an […]

Progress hampered by symptom-based diagnosis

Progress remains limited Everything we know about mental illness, from diagnosis to treatment, begins with a symptom-based checklist. Imagine being diagnosed with cancer based on an interview examination, then being told there is no test to confirm the diagnosis nor to determine which treatment approach is optimal for you. Despite the magnitude and growing recognition of […]

Mental illness, no one is untouched

There are over 400 mental disorders —from depression to Alzheimer’s to attention deficit disorders— yet there are no biological tests to confirm a diagnosis, only subjective behavioral-based tests and, in a few cases, post-mortem confirmation through brain tissue analyses. Imagine if we could diagnose those at risk of developing a mental illness before symptoms started, if we could prevent […]

Mission Statement

The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, based on the promising potentials of big-data research, envisages a future where mental illnesses, cognitive disorders, and learning disabilities are significantly reduced through preventive strategies and their diagnoses, based on biological metrics, lead to more effective, individually-tailored treatment approaches. Our mission is to establish the Ludmer Centre […]