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November 2010

Moshe Szyf leads one of two Québec teams funded through the European research network, ERA-Net NEURON

The Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) is very pleased to announce that, for the very first time, two Québec research teams working in collaboration with European partners will be funded as part of a call for proposals by ERA-Net NEURON, a European neurosciences and mental illness research network. Read the full press release


Rémi Quirion awarded honorary degree from INRS

As part of its 2010 graduation ceremony, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) awarded an honorary degree to Rémi Quirion, an associate member of our department, for his overall achievements in the fields of neurosciences and mental health, most notably for his research on Alzheimer’s disease, pain, schizophrenia and the role of certain peptidic neurohormones in anxiety and depression. Scientific Director of the Douglas Institute's Research Centre, Rémi Quirion is also a professor at the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, Vice Dean, Life Sciences and Strategic Initiatives at the Faculty of Medicine and Senior University Advisor (Health Sciences Research) at this University. In 2009, he was appointed Executive Director of the International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease (ICRSAD), a CIHR initiative. Read the full press release


September 2010

The 2010 Mark Nickerson Memorial Lecture was given by Carlo M. Croce.


Jason Tanny recently appeared at the Faculty of Science's "Soup and Science", which is held for one week at the start of each fall and winter term. Each day at lunch, undergraduate science students are invited to see and hear McGill professors give short presentations about their research.
Links to video recordings: Jason Tanny


May 2010

Congratulations to Claudio Cuello

Claudio Cuello has been named as an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his significant contributions to neuroscience, particularly to our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

Congratulations to Moshe Szyf

Dr. Moshe Szyf - second from left - has been named the Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year - 2009. There was a presentation and celebration Thursday, May 13, 2010 in the Life Sciences Complex, Bellini Atrium. Read the full news item


February 2010

Dan Bernard and Terry Hébert recently appeared at the Faculty of Science's "Soup and Science", which is held for one week at the start of each fall and winter term. Each day at lunch, undergraduate science students are invited to see and hear McGill professors give short presentations about their research.
Links to video recordings: Dan Bernard Terry Hebert


January 2010

Moshe Szyf’s work linking childhood trauma to epigenetic changes causing life-long effects has been cited by the magazine “Québec Science” as one of the Top Ten Discoveries of 2009!