Quick Links

Students

The Hughlings Jackson Lecture - “Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems”

17Oct201416:00
to
17:30
Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The Hughlings Jackson Lecture will take place on October 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Neuro. This year, the Neuro’s premier scientific lecture entitled, “Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems” will be delivered by Dr.

Public Astro Night

17Jul201420:30
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

AstroMcGill presents the 25th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Pr. Lyle Whyte ("The search for little green bugs on Mars and Astrobiology") from the McGill Department of Natural Resources Sciences.

Scientists find important piece in the brain tumour puzzle

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell growth will lead to a new strategy for glioblastoma treatment.

Published: 4Jul2014

International study yields important clues to the genetics of epilepsy

An international team of researchers has discovered a significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy (IGE), the most common form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research, published in this week’s issue of EMBO Reports, implicates a mutation in the gene for a protein, known as cotransporter KCC2. 

Published: 16Jun2014

William Feindel Commemorative Ceremony and Reception

19Jun201415:00
to
17:30
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street, CA

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital will hold the Willilam Feindel Commemorative Ceremony and Reception in honour of William Feindel, OC, GOQ, MDCM, D. Phil.

Public Astro Night

19Jun201420:30
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

AstroMcGill presents the 24th Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Dr. Jean-François Rajotte ("Gamma-ray Astronomy: The Atmosphere as a 3D Display") from the Physics Department of McGill University.

Brenda Milner awarded prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University, is a recipient of The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

Published: 29May2014

Timing is everything: scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

Published: 27May2014

Pages