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Dr. David Rudko in charge of the BIC's small-bore 7-T MRI scanner

We are happy to announce that Dr. David Rudko is joining the BIC’s MRI Unit as the Research Assistant (part-time) in charge of the 7-T small animal MRI operations. If you are interested in accessing the scanner, please contact David david.rudko [at] mcgill.ca (directly).

David is also a Postdoctoral Fellow with Drs. Arnold and Narayanan, funded by a fellowship from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the CIHR Neuroinflammation Training Program.

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Published: 16 Jan 2016

New position at the BIC: Assistant Professor in MR Physics

We are very pleased to announce that the BIC continues to grow, with the recruitment of an MRI Physicist at the Assistant Professor level. Please refer to the recruitment ad for details. 

Published: 7 Dec 2015

4500 Days of Beaming at the BIC's Cyclotron Unit

Today marks the 4500th day of faithful beaming in our IBA Cyclotron, Serial Number 000.  The cyclotron is the pivotal instrument for producing isotopes used in radionuclides for PET and SPECT research at the Neuro. 

Published: 12 Nov 2015

BIC Team Releases First High-Resolution Open-Access Dataset of Hippocampal Subfields

The hippocampus has been a focus of neuroscience research for decades for its role in cognitive processes, as well as being a hallmark of prevalent neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and schizophrenia. Identification of hippocampal subregions in vivo is thus essential for precise localization of function and pathology. 

Published: 11 Nov 2015

The BIC Cyclotron/PET Unit receives support from the L&A Edwards Foundation and key users

We are glad to announce that the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is now providing generous support to the BIC PET and Cyclotron Unit, through a grant obtained by long-time BIC user and affiliated member Dr. Petra Schweinhardt, Assistant Professor at McGill's Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain.

Published: 27 Jul 2015

Course open for registration: Topics in Radionuclide Imaging

BIC Prof. Alexey Kostikov offers course on PET radiochemistry in the fall of 2015

The course deals with in vivo ‪imaging‬ using radioactive isotopes and is primarily focused on positron emission tomography (‪PET‬). PET has found research and clinical application in oncology, neurology and cardiology and is an especially powerful modality for imaging of neuroreceptors, cerebral blood flow and abnormal protein deposits in the brain.

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Published: 23 Jul 2015

Dr. Dagher receives major Foundation grant from CIHR

BIC Principal investigator Dr. Alain Dagher receives $2.1M in Foundation grant from CIHR to study the brain's dopamine systems with brain imaging. Functional Neuroimaging of dopamine systems: application to Parkinson's Disease, addiction and obesity.

The main goal is to understand the function of brain systems involved in reward, motivation, learning and decision-making. 

Published: 16 Jul 2015

The BIC 'Colin27' brain makes history and enters museum in Europe

The Museum of Natural Sciences of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences has just opened a new permanent exhibition in Brussels: 'The gallery of Humankind'. The Museum has asked Dr. D. Louis Collins whether they could produce a 3-D print of the historical Colin27 brain.

Published: 10 Jul 2015

Big imaging data in action: large-scale analysis of 10,000 MRI volumes reveals fluctuations in brain size depending on time of the day

Diurnal fluctuations in brain volume

The brain shrinks over the course of the day, ending up smaller in the evening – before returning to its full size the next morning. That’s according to a new study from BIC Principal Investigators Arnold and Collins and collaborators, based on an analysis of about 10,000 MRI scans.

Published: 9 Jul 2015

Dr. Baillet and collaborator wins McGill's first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition

Professors Sylvain Baillet (BIC Principal investigator) and Matt Kinsella (Dept of Bioengineering) have won the first Biomedical Engineering Collaborative Research Project competition held by McGill’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, for their project titled:

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Published: 9 Jul 2015

Major CQDM funding awarded to Drs Collins, Massarweh and Soucy

CQDM, Brain Canada Foundation and the Ontario Brain Institute made the announcement at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience. “The Government of Canada is dedicated to helping increase our understanding of how the human brain works and how to best protect it and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system using innovative and unique solutions,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health.

Published: 15 Jun 2015

New grant to support imaging research against Multiple Sclerosis

Congratulations to the BIC's Dr. Sridar Narayanan, on his new grant awarded by the ‪MS‬ Society of ‪‎Canada‬ for his project:

Spatial Assessment of Cortical Demyelination in Multiple Sclerosis.

Published: 15 Jun 2015

Prof D. Louis Collins awarded new NSERC Discovery Grant

Apr 15, 2015 - Congrats to Prof D. Louis Collins on his new Discovery grant and accelerator awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)  (2015-2020): Framework for multi-feature registration of medical images.

Published: 15 Jun 2015

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