A leading thinker in fundamental ecosystem science is coming to Montreal. C.S. Holling, the Arthur R. Marshall Jr. Chair in Ecological Sciences, Department of Zoology at the University of Florida, is visiting McGill University on Feb. 17 to deliver a talk.
Four licensing agreements, involving new methods for characterizing and testing computer chips in the semiconductor industry developed at McGill and related to work carried out by Dr Gordon Roberts, James McGill Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were concluded with with DFT MicroSystems within six months of an initial seed investment of $420,000 from MSBI Capital.
Montreal Neurological Institute researcher Dr Edward Fon receives a $296,656 US grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson's Research.
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) will present the E. (Ben) and Mary Hochhausen Award to Dr Vincent Hayward, associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, for his efforts in developing an affordable, computer-driven braille display.
Two years after the publication of "Fear memories require protein synthesis in the amygdala for reconsolidation after retrieval" in the August 14, 2000 issue of Nature, Dr Karim Nader from the McGill Department of Psychology, published in the October 24, 2002 issue of Neuron, an article which shows that the same reconsolidation process goes on in another part of the brain which mediates conscious memories, the hippocampus.
Chronogen Inc., a drug discovery company developing human therapeutics to treat highly prevalent age-dependent diseases, has secured an exclusive worldwide license to proteins CLK-1, CLK-2, and ISP-1, in addition to a series of targets from McGill University. The proteins licensed from McGill University relate to discoveries made by Professor Hekimi that are associated with longevity.
Eric Lander and Jean Weissenbach, two winners of the 2002 Gairdner Foundation Awards on genomics research, mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the double helix.
McGill University professor shares innovative research on new generation steels at national conference
For the past year, Dr. Steven Yue, a professor at McGill University and Project Leader for the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence, has led a team of researchers from universities across Canada investigating ways to modify the properties of new generation steels to create stronger, more formable materials.
Want to learn more about what you eat and what you drink? Attend the following McGill lectures to discover the latest on nutrition and the environment.
Entitled Managing the Saint Lawrence River, the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management symposium will bring together five experts who have closely studied the possible consequences of recent variations in the water level of thebig river.: Monday, September 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room R2-046 of the Raymond Building on Macdonald Campus of McGill University.
Scientists have found that a rare and enigmatic class of neutron stars, of which only five are known, are actually magnetars - exotic stars with magnetic fields trillions of times stronger than the Sun's or Earth's.