The Biomarkers in Depression Study (BIODEP) is the Consortium’s first clinical study, involving volunteers both with and without depression. The study is a collaboration between 5 UK universities and 4 pharmaceutical companies. The aim of the study is to find biomarkers for depression.

Biomarkers (Biological Markers) are A naturally occurring molecule, gene, or characteristic by which a particular pathological or physiological process, disease, etc. can be identified.” For example, body temperature is a well-known biomarker for fever.

Below are some of the currently published articles from the BIODEP study:


Treatment-resistant depression and peripheral C-reactive protein

Dr Samuel Chamberlain, January 2019


Peripheral blood cell immunophenotyping reveals distinct subgroups of inflamed depression

Dr Mary-Ellen Lynall, November 2019