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To treat their baby’s rare disorder, the only case of its kind in Canada, a family risks all for a gene-therapy breakthrough (Guy Rouleau)
9 July (Globe and Mail)

Mental Illness: Brain Disease or Gut Disease? (Rob Whitley)
5 July (Psychology Today)

Faculty recognizes nine outstanding teachers (Stuart Lubarsky)
4 July (Med e-News)

Four members of the Faculty of Medicine community appointed to the Order of Canada (Joseph Raymond Buncic, Hanna Maria Pappius)
3 July (Med e-News)

Faculty of Medicine researchers secure international funding
2 July (frqs.gouv.qc.ca)

McGill researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder (Anne McKinney)
27 June (Med e-News)

Four Burning Questions for Alan C. Evans
26 June (McGill Reporter)

Low Serotonin in Blood May Be Tied to Pain Perception Disorder (Samar Khoury)
25 June (Psych Central)

Gut bacteria associated with chronic widespread pain for first time (Amir Minerbi)
20 June (Med e-News)

Alan Evans honoured for his lifetime contribution to the field of neuroimaging
20 June (Med e-News)

Birgit Frauscher – NeuroXXceptional
18 June (Med e-News)

Fred Andermann 1930-2019
18 June (Med e-News)

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry Undergoing Exciting Expansion
18 June (Kidsbrainhealth.ca)

Canada’s Largest Dementia Research Network – the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging – Enters Its Second Phase
17 June (CNNA)

Solving an ALS mystery (Gary Armstrong)
13 June (Med e-News)

‘Seeing’ clearly into the brain
13 June (Med e-News)

Sure, It’ll Get You From A To B, But How Does GPS Impact Your Brain And Sense Of Place (Véronique D. Bohbot) 
12 June (scpr.org)

Inducing seizures to stop seizures (Birgit Frauscher)
11 June (Neuro News)

An era of hope for ALS research
11 June (Med e-News)

$4M for open science drug screening
4 June (Med e-News)

Helping people see again (Christopher Pack)
3 June (Med e-News)

The Neuro collaborating to shape Open Science in Brazil
3 June (Med e-News)



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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 to the successful recipients of The Zavalkoff Family Foundation’s Brain@McGill and The Gail Asper Family Foundation IMRIC/Hebrew University Collaboration

In Neurodevelopmental, Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Diseases: Prevention, Diagnosis and TreatmentEach received a total of $50, 000 Canadian dollars.

PIs: Masha Prager-Khoutorsky (McGill University) and Alexander Binshtok, (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Food odors induce anticipatory fluid retention

PIs: JF Cloutier (McGill University) and Dr Yoram Ben-Shaul (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Studying the wiring logic of sensory processing using a mouse model of glomerular map disruption

PIs: Derek Bowie (McGill University) and Yael Stern‐Bach, (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Kainate receptor auxiliary subunit complexes; Unravelling their complex roles in the mammalian brain

PIs: Arkady Khoutorsky (McGill University) and Dan Rokni, (Hebrew University)
Grant Title: Spinal cord structural plasticity in the regulation of chronic pain

Congratulations to our 2019 Osler Award Recipient!

Raihaan Patel is this year's recipient of the Osler Travel Award supporting travel to Oxford to participate in a collaborative neuroscience research project.

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

Pilot projects

PIs: Alyson Fournier (McGill)/Aiman Saab (Zurich)
Title: Imaging of genetically coded cell viability sensors in EAE

PIs: Naguib Mechawar (McGill)/Christopher Pryce (Zurich)
Title: Human and mouse investigation into the influence of early-life stress on oligodendrocytes in the amygdala

PIs: Gerhard Multhaup (McGill)/Philip Biggin (Oxford):
Title: Molecular mechanisms of substrate specificity of β-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme 1 of Alzheimer disease

Workshop :

PIs: Pattison (Oxford)/Faull (McGill)/Jensen (ZNZ)
Title: Understanding the brain-body interface and its importance for physiological and psychological symptom burden

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

Read more about the Zavalkoff Award  (Open Call)

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)