Early Drug Discovery Unit stories

Thomas Durcan receives first ever Reitman prize

6 Dec 2019

Foundational award will go to researchers who have shown impactful and open scientific practices

Thomas Durcan uses Open Science to make his work accessible and intelligible

26 Sep 2019

His efforts are centered on the belief that Open Science can make the research endeavour more efficient and transparent

Why I'm giving my data away

9 Jul 2019

There hasn't been a breakthrough in Parkinson's research since the 1960s. That’s why Thomas Durcan is making his lab's methods available to anyone who wants them.

Opening science for patients

3 Jul 2019

Ben Stecher thinks researchers have a moral obligation to share data

$4M for open science drug screening

4 Jun 2019

Funds will support development of precision therapies for ALS and Parkinson’s disease

Accelerating drug discovery with Open Science

1 Apr 2019

The Neuro's drug discovery initiative supports research by developing assays shared with the scientific community

Nguyen-Vi Mohamed is NeuroXXceptional

16 Apr 2018

Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed, postdoctoral fellow at The Neuro, loves her work in the fascinating world of mini brains, miniature balls of human brain cells smaller than a pea.

The past meets the future

9 Apr 2018

When I walk the halls of The Neuro these days, I see many new faces. There is a buzz in the air, a renewed energy that makes me feel like the future of neuroscience is right here, under our roof.

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We are part of Open Science at The Neuro

We believe in freely sharing data and materials to speed up drug discovery and engage in the following Open Science activities:

  1. Open data - Publishing in open-access journals
  2. Open access - Sharing protocols and providing training
  3. Open intellectual property - Promoting open partnerships with industry
  4. Open sharing - Making our reagents available

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Want to join our team? Visit Neuro Careers for available positions.

For undergraduate positions, please email neuroeddu.mni [at] mcgill.ca (Lenore Beitel).

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If you would like to support our work, visit Neuro Giving for more information.

Get involved

Want to get involved? neuroeddu.mni [at] mcgill.ca (Email us) to find out how you can: 

  • Develop your own Open Lab Notebook
  • Create your own iPSC protocol
  • Build new software for analyzing iPSCs and iPSC-derived neurons
  • Give a talk at our iPSC Seminar Series

 

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