Three McGill professors awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals

McGill professors Alan Evans of The Neuro, Andrea C. LeBlanc of the Lady Davis Institute, and Bernard J. Lapointe, Director of Palliative Care McGill, were awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals for their commitment to advancements in Alzheimer’s disease and palliative care research. Senator Judith Seidman, a former research fellow at The Neuro and Associate Professor of the McGill School of Social Work, …

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The BigBrain Workshop 2017 – Summary

  The BigBrain Workshop 2017 was a great success, thanks to a collection of world-renowned speakers, led by Pr Karl Zilles, and local explorers of the dataset. Titles covered very high resolution data collection (Zilles, Palomero-Gallagher), storage and manipulation (Glatard), as well as analysis and visualisation of big data (Borgeat, Istomin, Mohlberg). Protocols for the …

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Back to OHBM event

Back to OHBM On October 16th, 2017, approximately 70 members of the Montreal brain-imaging community got to know each other a bit better at a ‘Back to OHBM’ event organized by members of the Ludmer Centre/MCIN and the CRIUGM.  Principal investigators, post-docs, and students alike participated in an afternoon of talks, poster sessions, and oral …

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BigBrain Workshop 2017 Montreal : From open data to novel applications

We are pleased to announce an international workshop on BigBrain and its applications, to be held at the Montreal Neurological Institute on November 3rd, 2017. The day will start with a plenary session, with a keynote lecture by Pr. Karl Zilles (Germany). Morning addresses will be followed by an open forum discussion on the challenges …

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CBC Audio interview with researcher John Lewis

Unlocking some of the mystery of autism: early indications Lewis is the lead author of the study entitled “The Emergence of Network Inefficiencies in Infants With Autism Spectrum Disorder” which was published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. ( Abstract and open access here) The study involved looking at brain “efficiency”, the interconnectedness of various regions of …

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Delegates from Shenzhen visit the MCIN

On Monday Sept 25th, delegates from Shenzhen toured the MNI and had a chance to experience the BigBrain with Alan Evans.  

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David Carr of Wellcome Trust visits the MCIN

Mr. David Carr, Programme Manager of Open Research of Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom,  visit the Neuro and meet with Alan Evans while experiencing the Big Brain.

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Representatives from CFI visit the MCIN

Representatives of CFI Dr. Rosanne O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, and Pierre Normand, CO of External Relations and Communications, visited the MCIN and experienced the Big Brain.

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Deep Brainhack 2017

The Deep Brainhack was held on August 24-25 at Notman House, Montreal. This two-day hacking sprint was designed to familiarize the deep learning community with the challenges of working with brain scans and neuroimaging data, as well as introducing researchers to opportunities and applications in neuroscience presented by cutting-edge machine learning technology. This event saw …

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INCF 2018

INCF 2018 – Montreal For more information, please visit the following websites: Official website INCF homepage The Ludmer Centre

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Dell/EMC Global Health visits the MCIN

On Wednesday August 9th, representatives from Dell/EMC Global Health visited the MCIN. Opening talks were given by Alan Evans, Samir Das, Tristan Glatard, and Marc Rousseau. The featured presentation by Dell/EMC representatives outlined current and future projects.

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MCIN demonstrates the Big Brain to future scientists

On April 28th, students from Gerald McShane Elementary school and Rosemount High School experienced the Big Brain on a recent tour of the Neuro.  The students were given an overview of the history and role of brain atlases in modern medicine, the creation of the Big Brain dataset, and its current use in both research and clinical applications. …

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Dr R. Buxton visits the MCIN

Dr. Richard Buxton, Professor of Radiology at UC San Diego, visited the MCIN recently after delivering his talk  “Potential of Quanta FMI” at the Neuro. During his visit, Dr. Buxton experienced the Big Brain with Dr. Evans.

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New paper published by Dr. Y. Iturria-Medina and colleagues

A recent paper entitled “Multifactorial causal model of brain (dis)organization and therapeutic intervention: Application to Alzheimer’s disease” by Dr. Yasser Iturria-Medina and colleagues of the MCIN was published in Science Direct. In this article, we focus on describing the model and applying it at the population-based level for studying late onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). By …

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the MCIN makes Discovery’s top stories of 2016

The research done at the MCIN was mentioned as the 12th top story of 2016. The story entitled “Big Data May Lead to Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: A new algorithm charts a 30-year trajectory for biological risk factors” by Linda Marsa describes the technique developed at the MCIN that may detect Alzheimers in its earliest stages. The …

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$20M donated to create Tanenbaum Open Science Institute

The Montreal Neurological Institute is hoping to change the way discoveries are made with the help of a multi-million dollar donation. Larry Tanenbaum and his wife Judy are giving $20 million to create the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, which will collect and make available research on neurological diseases. The official announcement was made Friday in …

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Ludmer Centre Neuroscience Guest Lectures – Day 2

December 13th marked the second day of the Ludmer Centre Guest Lectures held at the MNI. Highlights from todays event included presentations on the topics of: Epigenetics & Mental Health Genomics, Bioinformatics & Statistical Genetics Neuroimaging / Neuroinformatics  

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Ludmer Centre Neuroscience Guest Lectures

December 12th marked the first of two days of talks hosted by the Ludmer Centre. Highlights from the opening of the event held at the MNI included: A Presentation from Yale University Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology David Glahn, PhD, entitled Localizing Genetic Loci for Affective and Psychotic Disorders with Endophenotypes Mechanisms and Molecules. A Presentation from David …

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Bombardier CEO and representatives visit the Neuro

On Dec 2nd, CEO Alain Bellemare, Kateri Da Silva, and additional representatives from Bombardier visited the Neuro and MCIN.

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Dr Low presents “Harnessing the Brain’s Whispers” at the MNI

On Nov 29th, Dr. Low, CEO of NeuroVigil spoke to the MNI on about various topics including the SPEARS algorithm for measuring sleep patterns, and the iBrain device allows researchers to conduct studies with minimal setup and provides patients with a less-intrusive experience. Additionally, Dr. Low spoke about an initiative to build a Canadian NeuroZone. Link to …

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