Joint Paris Brain Institute (ICM) – The Neuro Workshop


Joint Paris Brain Institute (ICM) – The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) workshop 

“Modelling nervous system diseases and disorders using iPSCs” 


The Joint Paris Brain Institute (ICM)  - The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) Workshop is the latest scientific event for this longstanding partnership. Together, we are building a framework to promote and sustain neuroscience research collaborations in fields of mutual strategic interest.

This year’s workshop (program attached) focuses on induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based modeling in brain disease research. The workshop will address iPSC-based investigations in research areas of mutual interest in the fields of neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental conditions.

We hope you will join us.

Stefano Stifani





16 December 2020 

(All times EST) 

8:15-8:30Log-in time 


8:35-8:45Welcome and Introduction 

Alexis Brice (ICM) and Guy Rouleau (The Neuro) 


Session 1: iPSC-based Approaches to study ALS 

Chair: Dr. Delphine Bohl (ICM) 


8:50-9:05Stefano Stifani (The Neuro) 

iPSC-based models of ALS 


9:10-9:25Delphine Bohl (ICM)  

Co-cultures of IPSC-derived motor neurons, microglia and macrophages to model ALS 


Session 2: iPSC-based Approaches to study Parkinson’s Disease 

Chair: Dr. Edward Fon (The Neuro) 


9:30-9:45Thomas Durcan (The Neuro)  

Applying iPSCs into high-content screening modalities 


9:50-10:05Philippe Ravassard (ICM) 

Assembling 3D region specific organoids to model Alzheimer disease 


10:10-10:25Nguyen-Vi Mohammed (The Neuro)  

Elevated synuclein level in midbrain organoids drives the formation of synuclein aggregates 




Session 3: Other iPSC-based Approaches  

Chair: Dr. Marie-Claude Potier (ICM) 


10:45-11:00Bassem Hassan (ICM) 

IPSC-based approaches to study neurodegenerative diseases 


11:05-11:20Anouar Khayachi (The Neuro) 

Personalized medicine in bipolar disorder: unravelling pathophysiology for improved treatment 


11:25-11:40Marie-Claude Potier (ICM)  

iPSC-derived endothelial cells to study cerebral amyloid angiopathy in Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome 


11:45-11:55Closing Remarks 

Alexis Brice (ICM) and Guy Rouleau (The Neuro) 

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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.




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