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No doubt: Study finds confident tone elicits trust (Xiaoming Jiang)
2 November (Med e-News)

Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory (Matthew Krause)
1 November (The Scientist)

Third annual A Brilliant Night raises largest amount yet
30 October (Med e-News)

1.2 million for brain cancer
26 October (La Presse)

Transformative donation of $16 million establishes new autism research centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute
24 October (Med e-News)

Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine
16 October (McGill Reporter)

New mechanism detected in Alzheimer’s disease (Hamed S. Najafabadi)
13 October (Med e-News)

The Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns
10 October (Neuro News)

Speed, risk-taking to blame in many accidents involving young drivers (Cecilia Flores)
10 October (CBC.ca)

Predicting when a sound will occur relies on the brain’s motor system (Benjamin Morillon)
5 October (Neuro News)

Media Coverage of Mental Illness (Rob Whitley)
5 October (Med e-News)

New research could impact Alzheimer’s disease prevention (Gerd Multhaup)
4 October (Med e-News)

That cup of coffee may not relieve Parkinson’s symptoms (Ronald Postuma)
2 October (Med e-News)

Child abuse affects brain wiring
25 September (Med e-News)

Is the multitasking brain a myth? (Sylvain Baillet)
21 September (Journal de Montreal)

Opinion: Quebec pilot project showed teamwork is key in Alzheimer's care
21 September (Montreal Gazette)

Alzheimer’s caregiver workshops at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
17 September (CTV News Video)

Royal Society of Canada elects seven McGill scholars to The College (Martin Drapeau, Srividya Iyer, Victoria Talwar)
12 September (McGill Reporter)

Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: is it all the same? (Nicolas Cermakian)
8 September (Med e-News)

Nine researchers named Fellows of the RSC (Edith Hamel, Caroline Palmer, Robert Zatorre)
7 September (McGill Reporter)

Edith Hamel and Robert Zatorre elected to Royal Society of Canada
7 September (Neuro News)

Making Time for Nothing: Teens and the Art of Zoning Out (Daniel Levitin)
7 September (Huffington Post)



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The Oxford - Brain @McGill - ZNZ Partnership in the Neurosciences

Training opportunities for McGill students/postdoctoral fellows to visit ZNZ

Funding to support students travelling to McGill from ZNZ or Oxford:

Laszlo and Etelka Kollar Brain@McGill Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Award
(Open Call)

Apply for the Zavalkoff Award (for McGill postdocs / graduate students to travel to Tel Aviv University):

Read more about the Zavalkoff Award  (Open Call)

McGill University – Freie Universität Berlin:  Joint Research Workshops

Call for Proposals 2017

With the goal of facilitating cutting-edge research cooperation, McGill University and Freie Universität Berlin have established a joint seed funding scheme to support bi-annual joint research workshops.

More Information here (pdf)

Renewal of the Tripartite Partnership Agreement

McGill, Oxford and ZNZ renewed their tripartite partnership agreement at a ceremony at McGill on May 29th, 2017.  Read More.

“Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives” Launches New Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

The program aims to attract, train and retain top post-doctoral researchers from across disciplines and around the world to participate in interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research training opportunities related to brain and mental health research, knowledge translation/mobilization and innovation.

Value: CD$60,000 (+benefits) per year (max. $70,800) for 1 or 2 years (non-renewable).

Application Deadline: January 10, 2018

More Information here

Congratulations to our 2017 Brain@McGill Undergraduate Essay Competition Winners!

First prize: Tabea Haas Heger
Intrinsic Functional Connectivity of the Amygdala in Healthy and Epileptic Brains: A Resting-State FMRI Study
Second prize: Colleen Rollins
Investigating the impact of midlife obesity on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology in a mouse model of AD
Third prize: Simon Hua
Role of 14-3-3 Proteins in Myelination

Read the winning essays here

Congratulations to our inaugural Brain@McGill Best PhD Thesis in Neuroscience Winner!

Corina Nagy, PhD, is the recipient for the 2017 Best PhD Thesis in Neuroscience.

Read More

New Call for pilot projects and joint workshops within the Oxford–Brain @McGill–ZNZ Partnership in the Neurosciences:

* New Application Deadline: 20 October 2017 *

More information here

Announcing the Zurich ZNZ Travel Fellowship

The Zurich Neuroscience Travel Fellowship (valued to a maximum CHF 6’000) provides support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Brain@McGill or Oxford Neuroscience to travel to Zurich in order to undertake neuroscientific research to advance their scientific expertise.  Application Details

Congratulations Lindsay Welikovitch!

Lindsay’s poster (Identifying the Neuronal Aβ-Immunopositive Pool within the Human Hippocampus) was selected as the best student poster in Basic and Translational Science at the AAIC in London in July 2017.

Congratulations Florencia Iulita!

The Annette Karmiloff Smith Award for outstanding PhD thesis on a Down Syndrome subject, was given to Dr. Florencia Iulita (for work done in Dr. Claudio Cuello's laboratory) by the Trisomy 21 Research Society during their International Conference in Chicago in June 2017.

We are pleased to announce the results from the latest round of calls for the Tripartite Partnership (Oxford-Brain@McGill-ZNZ)

Oxford PI: Stuart Peirson
McGill PI: Nicolas Cermakian
Title: Chronopharmacology for circadian rhythm disruption: implications for psychiatric and neurological diseases
Type: Pilot

Oxford PI: Michael Kohl
McGill PI: Gil Bub
Title: Fast Multi-Planar Neuronal Imaging
Type: Pilot

Oxford PI: Martin Booth
McGill PI: Claire Brown
Title: McGill Oxford Neuroscience BioPhotonics Workshop
Type: Workshop

ZNZ PI: Paola Picotti
McGill PI: Thomas Durcan
Title: Understanding the molecular pathways of α-syn fibrils and mitochondrial quality control proteins in Parkinson’s disease using hiPSC-derived human neurons
Type: Pilot

ZNZ PI: Melody Ying-Yu Huang
McGill PI: Maurice Chacron
Title: Neuronal plasticity revealed by negative optokinetic afternystagmus after adaptation to the optokinetic stimulation
Type: Pilot