NeuroSphere Announces New Ignite Grant Recipients

Published: 19 March 2021

NeuroSphere, McGill’s neuroscience innovation accelerator, is pleased to announce the 12 award recipients from its second Ignite Grant Competition.

As the first of two phases in the HBHL Neuro-Commercialization Grants program, the objective of the Ignite Grants is to support small-scale validation and proof-of-principle efforts in the development of a neuroscience-related technology. The second phase of the program, the Accelerate Grants, is meant to support research aimed at improving a technology's commercial potential and to position it for commercial development.

Read more about the Ignite grants and see the recipients from both competitions.

Ignite Grant Competition II Recipients

Principal Investigator Project Title
Salah El Mestikawy Development of LMB1-01-002, a first in class product candidate to target anorexia
Tuong-Vi Nguyen Economic Impact Calculator for Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
Antonia Arnaert Prototype Development of the “Smart Back” Wearable Health Device to Prevent and Manage Recurrent Low Back Pain among Adults
Patrícia Pelufo Silveira Building capacity for discovery and innovation in genomic datasets: the ePRS Cluster
Nancy Mayo GoHand to Enhance Recovery of Arm and Hand Function Post-Stroke
Simon Wing A Novel Assay for Identification of Inhibitors of a Deubiquitinating Enzyme for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Derek Bowie Stable expression cell line of a theraptuically relevant AMPA receptor
Timothy Kennedy Polyglycerol dendrimer-based substrate for enhanced long-term cell culture
Philippe Gros Structure of USP15/inhibitor complexes to guide the discovery of new anti-inflammatory drugs
Thomas Durcan O2O - Organoid to Operator: The pathway to rapid and industry-standard dissemination of brain organoids to external users
Sylvain Williams Development of machine learning neuronal decoders predicting preclinical drug efficacy for Alzheimer's disease
Amir Shmuel Developing and evaluating methods for screening subjects and training subjects to stay still in mock scanners and MRI scanners
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