Dana Small becomes Canada Excellence Research Chair in Metabolism and the Brain

We are delighted to announce that our colleague, Dana Small, is officially the recipient of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Metabolism and the Brain.

Q&A with Dana Small, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Metabolism and the Brain - McGill Reporter

Published: 21 Nov 2023

BIC researchers among the world's most cited

We are pleased to announce that this year Alan (cross-field), Bratislav (cross-field), Doug (cross-field), Danilo (cross-field), and Nathan (Neuroscience and Behavior), have been selected as Highly Cited Researchers for exceptional cross-field performance that are frequently cited by other researchers: 

Published: 21 Nov 2023

Video presentation for Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics Learning Laboratory

The BIC is pleased to share this video presentation from Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics Learning Laboratory, supported by HBHL.

Published: 4 May 2021

PET modeler and Physicist

PET modeler and Physicist - job postings

The Research Imaging Centre (RIC) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto has two fulltime permanent positions, a PET physicist and a kinetic modeler. We are looking for motivated candidates to join the Image Methodology group within the RIC to develop methods, and provide strong scientific support, for both the pre-clinical and clinical PET programs in CAMH.

Please review the attached PDF for details.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

Alan Evans' interview: Canada’s Excellence in Neuroscience Research

Each year, five distinguished Canadian scholars are awarded the Killam Prize for their outstanding research across engineering, the humanities, social sciences, health sciences and natural sciences.  

In celebration of these winners’ contribution to Canada’s society and economy, interviewed each of the five outstanding researchers to share their discoveries with Canadians.

Published: 20 Jan 2021

Drs. David Rudko and Christine Tardif join the BIC as new faculty members, MR specialists.

We are truly happy and fortunate to welcome Drs. Christine Tardif and David Rudko as new BIC core Faculty members, effective May 01, 2017. They join the BIC team and platform as MR specialists, in particular at ultra-high fields for small-animal and human imaging.

Published: 2 May 2017

BIC awarded $3.9M Platform Support Grant from Brain Canada Foundation

It is our great pleasure to announce that our centre has been awarded a Brain Canada Platform Support Grant of $3.9M. We are thankful to the MNI and the Webster Family Foundation for providing the matching funds that have been key to secure this funding.

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Published: 27 Apr 2017

BIC deep-learning educational workshop

The BIC hosted a series of Deep Learning workshops organized by Santiago Paiva (Hoge lab) and Dr. Robert Brown (Arnold lab) on January 19th and 26th. 

Sessions were divided into lectures and hands-on segments.

Published: 6 Feb 2017

Dr. Stephan Binder and Mr. Chris Hsiao join the BIC PET Unit

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Stephan Blinder as the new BIC PET physicist on staff.  Stephan completed his PhD in Astrophysics (U de Bordeaux I, France) and later shifted his interest towards biomedical imaging research. He worked for 4 years with the MIRG group led by Dr. Anna Celler (U of British Columbia, Vancouver) on SPECT imaging, focusing on 3D and 4D image reconstruction techniques. 

Published: 6 Feb 2017

Ted Strauss joins BIC staff as Manager, Data Resources

Truly happy to see Ted join our core staff as Manager, Data Resources. Ted has 12+ years experience as a programmer, database administrator and technology generalist in the industry and academia. He will assist in creating a strategy and enabling the tools for short- and long-term data management over all modalities used at our Centre, all in coordination with the developments of the MNI's open-science infrastructure. 

Published: 13 Dec 2016

Dr. Boris Bernhardt joins the BIC as new Principal Investigator

We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Boris Bernhardt as BIC core Faculty Member as of August 1, 2016. Boris is a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill and a member of the Epilepsy research group at the MNI. He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at McGill in 2011 and carried out postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

Published: 22 Aug 2016

We're hiring! 1 Application Specialist/Developer - 1 Manager, Data Resources

Two exciting core staff job opportunities at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre/Montreal Neurological Institute (McGill, Montreal):

1 Scientific Developer/Application Specialist (MEG & EEG) 1 Manager, Data Resources  

Full job descriptions and details on how to apply.

Published: 17 Jun 2016

Multiple Science Prizes Received by Raphael Hotter, with Mentoring from Head of Cyclotron Unit at BIC

Congratulation to teenage sensation Raphael Hotter for winning the Montreal Neurological Institute Award, the Order of Chemistry Award, and the Highest Distinction Award at a Montreal regional science fair, with a PET-Radiochemistry project mentored with Dr. Gassan Massarweh, Head of Cyclotron at the BIC. This was one of fifteen projects chosen to represent Montreal at the upcoming provincial fair this Spring.

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Published: 9 May 2016

Job Opening: MSc/PhD Research Assistant, PET Imaging

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Unit of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI, McGill University) is looking to fill the position of a full‐time Research Assistant. We are seeking to hire a PET specialist to make a difference in an outstanding scientific environment, at the crossroads between cellular and molecular biology, radiochemistry, brain imaging physics, biophysical modelling and neuroscience.

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Published: 29 Apr 2016

"PET from A to Z" Comprehensive Training: Register Now!

Announcing the 1st edition of the "PET from A to Z" Comprehensive Training Workshop, which will take place at the MNI’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, May 30 – June 2, 2016. The program features four very distinctive days: two days of lectures, and two more interactive days, which include tours of PET/Cyclotron facilities and hands-on training opportunities.

Published: 21 Mar 2016



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