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Imperial College London Joins Forces 

article posted: MAY 2010

The global partnership initiative of the Brain@McGill got its second boost in May 2010 upon the signing of an agreement with Imperial College London.

Sir Keith O'Nions, Rector of Imperial, and Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill, met in London to sign the partnership documents, which will consolidate existing scientific collaborations and provide new support for creating a framework for regular academic interactions.

"McGill and Imperial share common interests and strengths in such important fields of transformational research as brain imaging, motor neuron diseases, movement disorders and neuroimmunology," Munroe-Blum said. "I am delighted that the long-standing collaboration between these two leading institutions has been broadened”.

At Imperial, neurosciences research focuses particularly on mechanisms of brain degeneration and restoration of function, systems neuroscience, brain development, pain, anaesthesia, muscular dystrophy, neuroinflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis, addiction, molecular neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, neurogenetics and various aspects of mental health.

Research achievements at the College include the first demonstration that variant CJD is caused by the same prion as BSE.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality.

  • Read full article 'Trans-Atlantic agreement a boost to neuroscience research' published May 2010 >
  • Fast forward to 2013!  Read the latest feature on the McGill-Imperial College London workshop on neuroengineering and advanced neural technology that took place this January 2013 >

MONTREAL, 25 January 2013 - McGill-Imperial College London workshop on neuroengineering and advanced neural technology hosted by the Neuro in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre.

From left to right: Dr. Claudio Cuello, Dr. Rose Goldstein, Prof. Richard Reynolds, Dr. Tim Kennedy, Prof. Simon Schultz, Dr. Stefano Stifani

Read more: http://imperial.ac.uk