Dr Alan C Evan’s lab (ACELab) was established in 1984, when he moved to the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University to continue his PET research. The lab has made pioneering contributions to multi-modal brain imaging with PET and MRI, image processing and large-scale brain database analysis and cutting edge 3-D computer imaging techniques, and continues to foster a research and training environment to use these methods and address long-standing questions about brain development and neurodegenerative diseases.

Some of the globally important achievements of the ACElab include:

Recently, the ACElab has received support to launch The McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN), which constitutes the neuroinformatics component of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health. The MCIN aims to be an international leader in the integration of imaging and genetics via information sciences, providing a platform for advances in basic neuroscience and clinical care. The MCIN builds on 30 years of research in the ACElab at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre in Montreal Neurological Institute, to continue computationally-intensive brain research using innovative mathematical and statistical approaches. Research at the ACElab involves developing technologies , methodologies , as well as research applications in large-scale cohort studies. The ACElab continues to develop computational and analytical infrastructure and platforms to integrate clinical, psychological or neuroimaging phenotypes with genotypic information.

For more information on current ACElab members, collaborations, publications and projects, please visit McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN)

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