An asset for the industry and research Delivering high-level skills to our trainees

Our trainees have gone on to the very best institutions around the word and have set up labs across the country.

The BIC offers training programs, workshops, lecture series, internal clubs and working groups throughout the year. See details below.

Graduate Studies

offers a vibrant and diverse learning environment. It one of the most sought-after placements for graduate students in is a key component of McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN), one of the largest neuroscience graduate programs in North America.

We estimate that over 1,000 graduate trainees (over 350 MSc, 450 PhD and 320 postdoctoral fellows) have trained at the BIC since 2001. Over the past 5 years alone, we hosted about 100 national and international graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from multiple disciplines (neuroscience, psychology, physiology, electrical and biomedical engineering, computer science, biophysics).

Multidisciplinary Research

Research at the BIC provides opportunities for students considering graduate studies in this field. To date, the majority of graduate students have been registered in these departments:

  • Integrated Program in Neuroscience (MSc and PhD)
  • Medical Physics (MSc and PhD)
  • Biomedical Engineering (MEng and PhD)
  • Medicine (see the MD/PhD program)
  • Computer Science (MSc and PhD)
  • Psychology (PhD)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (MA, MSc and PhD)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng and PhD)

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies at the BIC, please visit the Graduate Studies website. It is advisable to contact the professor and department of interest to discuss research project possibilities.

Course Descriptions

You may also consult McGill's course listings.

NEUR507 : Topics in Radionuclidic Imaging

Topics in Radionuclidic Imaging aims to provide you with foundational knowledge of in vivo imaging using radioactive isotopes and is primarily focused on positron emission tomography (PET). PET has found research and clinical application in oncology, neuroscience and cardiology and is an especially powerful modality for imaging of neuroreceptors, cerebral blood flow and abnormal protein deposits in the brain. The course covers most of the topics related to PET from radiotracers design to image acquisition and reconstruction. Examples of PET clinical and research applications in the studies of various neurotransmission systems and misfolded protein accumulations as well as their implications in various neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric conditions will be explained. Understanding how medicinal chemistry, physics and math intermingle with the molecular biology and medicine will result in a deeper insight into the PET study design and the methods necessary to properly acquire and interpret the data.

For additional information please contact the course coordinator alexey.kostikov [at] (Dr. Alexey Kostikov).

MDPH 607: Medical Imaging 

This course is concerned with the principles of medical imaging as applied to conventional diagnostic radiography, X-ray computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The course emphasizes a linear system approach to the formation, processing, and display of medical images.

Offered by: Medical Physics Unit. Instructor: Dr. Ives Levesque.

BMDE 610: Functional Neuroimaging Fusion 

This course focuses on multimodal data fusion of electrophysiology and functional neuroimaging data, including a detailed description of source localization methods for electro- and magnetoencephalography data, analysis of brain hemodynamic activity through simultaneous recordings with electrophysiology, analysis and reconstruction of near infra-red spectroscopy data, modeling of the neurovascular coupling, and validation methodology.

Offered by: Biomedical Engineering. Instructor: Dr. Christophe Grova.

BMDE 660 Advanced MRI/S of the Brain 

This course focuses on advanced magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques to investigate the structure, connectivity, chemistry and physiology of the brain, including data acquisition and reconstruction techniques, scanner hardware, and contrast mechanisms. There is a focus on neuroscience applications.

Offered by: Biomedical Engineering. Instructor: Dr. Christine Tardif.

Feindel Lecture Series

These lectures are named in honour of Dr. William Feindel (1918–2014), Former Director of The Neuro (1972–1984) and Founding Director of the BIC (1984–1988).

Upcoming lectures in this series are listed in our events calendar, as well as The Neuro's seminar series calendar. You may also consult the archive of past events. To be notified about these lectures and all the other events going on at the BIC, please join the BIC-Announcements mailing list.

    Workshops, retreats, clubs, and more

    Journal clubs

    • MEG Journal Club
    • fMRI Journal Club
    • Interdisciplinary Epilepsy Journal Club
    • Open Methods Meetups
    • FRSQ Quebec Bioimaging Network (QBIN)


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