Webinar: Identifying practical applications in neuroscience research
Presented online via Zoom. Registrants will receive a Zoom link shortly after registration.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Research that finds ways to apply scientific knowledge is becoming increasingly important. Neuroscience research projects investigate application methods in different ways, depending on the fields and discipline. But can these projects solve practical issues? Do they have the potential to be implemented in the near future?
In this webinar, speakers specializing in research technology transfer will address these questions and provide insight to identify the key characteristics that can determine whether a research project has potential for application.
Dr. Patricia Silveira is the scientific director of the Genomics and Epigenetics Pillar of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, based at the Douglas Research Centre, and affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University.
A pediatrician and neuroscientist, Dr. Silveira’s research focuses on how perinatal and early-childhood environments interact with individual differences in biological processes, shaping and modulating both health and disease risk across the lifespan, into old age. Her aim is to identify how gene networks interact with environmental adversities early in life, modifying endophenotypes (impulsivity, sensitivity to reward, executive function, food choices) that ultimately affect healthy growth and neurodevelopment, increasing an individual’s risk for developing chronic metabolic diseases and psychopathologies across their lifespan.
Chris Corkery has a BSc in Chemistry (University of Manitoba), an MSc in Polymer Chemistry (University of Winnipeg), a PhD in Optical Physics (Australian National University), and held postdoctoral positions at Western University and McGill in Surface Materials. Since then, he has been involved with three start-ups (one failed, one successful, one didn’t get off the ground). Currently, he works as Technology Transfer Manager in the Office of Innovations and Partnerships, guiding researchers towards successful commercialization of their inventions. As a certified PMP, he also teaches two graduate courses annually, helping students organize research projects and prepare manuscripts for publication.