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The Neuro joins neuroscience data sharing partnership
20 February (Med e-News)

Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer’s disease (Pedro Rosa-Neto and Serge Gauthier)
15 February (Med e-News)

We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction (Samuel Veissière and Moriah Stendel)
15 February (Med e-News)

Stuart Trenholm named 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
15 February (McGill Reporter)

Las Vegas Gunman’s Brain Exam Only Deepens Mystery of His Actions (Hyman Schipper)
9 February (New York Times)

McGill24, A Brilliant Night win big at CASE Awards
8 February (McGill Reporter)

Suicide Prevention Week (Gustavo Turecki)
7 February (Métro)

How mathematical modeling helps decipher the brain’s ‘black box’ (Dr Yasser Iturria-Medina and Dr Alan Evans)
6 February (Med e-News)

A mutation that causes mirrored sensations (Artur Kania & Ronan da Silva)
1 February (Med e-News)

Today Is Wilder Penfield’s 127th Birthday. Here’s Why Google Is Honoring Him
26 January (Time)

Alzheimer's: Clinical trial using magnetic pulses in bid to halt disease's progress (Lisa Koski)
25 January (Montreal Gazette)

Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s diseased (Howard Chertkow, Nahum Sonenberg)
24 January (Med e-News)

Six McGill researchers awarded more than $59M by CFI and Quebec (Sara Ahmed, Abbas F. Sadikot)
19 January (McGill Reporter)

Severe bullying in childhood tied to mental health woes in teens
19 January (Med e-News - CMAJ)

Alzheimer’s disease: neuronal loss very limited
17 January (Med e-News)

Trump’s cognitive test was created by a Lebanese immigrant to Canada, Ziad Nasreddine
17 January (Washington Post)

Being bilingual may help autistic children (Aparna Nadig)
16 January (Med e-News)

Flawed research methods exaggerate the prevalence of depression (Brett Thombs)
16 January (Med e-News)

Progression of Parkinson’s disease follows brain connectivity
12 January (Med e-News)

Not all carriers of defective gene will develop Alzheimer’s disease (Véronique Bohbot)
11 January (Le Devoir)

A Scientist's Gender Can Skew Research Results (Jeffrey Mogil)
10 January (NPR)

McGill researchers contribute to three of 10 ‘discoveries of year’ selected by Quebec Science for 2017
5 January (Med e-News)

Athletes more aware of concussion symptoms, but are still playing through: McGill study (Scott J. Delaney)
5 January (CTV News)

Many McGillians honoured by Governor General with the Order of Canada
4 January (McGill Reporter)

Five New Year Resolutions to Improve your Mental Health (Rob Whitley)
1 January (Psychology Today)



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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)

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.

McGill-Western Collaboration Grant Program

McGill and Western University have developed the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant Program to support impactful research that leverages the unique collaboration between Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) and BrainsCAN.

Click here for detailed guidelines and the application form.

Deadline: May 5, 2018

Congratulations to our new Kollar Award Recipients!

Sarah Hirsiger and Sana Suri are the news recipients of the Laszlo and Etelka Kollar Brain@McGill Graduate/ Postdoctoral Research Travel Award  Read More

We are pleased to announce the results of the selected applications for the latest call for Tripartite (Oxford–Brain@McGill–ZNZ) projects:

Oxford PI:  David Bennett
McGill PI: Reza Sharif
Title: The use of human pluripotent stem cell-derived nociceptors to identify the high-threshold mechanosensitive ion channel
Type: Pilot Project

ZNZ PIs: Susanne Walitza/Edna Grunblatt/Anna Werling
McGill PI:  Gustavo Turecki
Title: Epigenetics and ADHD: Family-based and case-control association studies of the dopamine and serotonin transporter gene
Type:  Pilot Project

ZNZ PIs: Fritjof Helmchen/Abhishek Banerjee
McGill PI: Jesper Sjostrom
Title: Dissecting functional Meso- and Microcircuits for Reversal Learning in Mouse Neocortex
Type: Pilot Project

Oxford PI: David Dupret
ZNZ PI: Benjamin Grewe
McGill PI: Adrien Peyrache
Title: Imaging long-term hippocampal dynamics of a memory trace
Type: Pilot Project

Oxford PIs:  Holly Bridge/Betina Ip/Charlotte Stagg
McGill PIs: Robert Hess/Kathy Mullen
Title: Multimodal investigation into neural markers of visual plasticity in amblyopia
Type: Pilot Project

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


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