Biobank Longitudinal Pilot Project
This project aims to determine the feasibility of undertaking a longitudinal study with a subset of participants from the Australian Autism Biobank, which has created a large Australian repository of phenotypic, genotypic and biological information of autistic individuals and their parents.
Creating a second time point with participants in the initial Biobank project will allow for the longitudinal trajectory (change in clinical features over time) and the stability of a biomarker through development to be investigated. This information will help facilitate better understanding of the course and outcome and the factors that determine such outcomes.
- Valsamma Eapen, University of New South Wales