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The CFI board members visit the MCIN.

The MCIN was pleased to host a visit from the board members of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. The CFI is a foundation that strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians. For more information, please visit:  http://www.innovation.ca/

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MCIN visit: “The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC)”.

Members of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, representing current and future leadership in various publica ad private organizations toured the MCIN, with focus on “Leadership and Innovation”. Find out more about GGCLC: http://www.leadershipcanada.ca/

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Professor Evans Named One of “Canada’s Top 100 Explorers”.

“The beauty of the term ‘explorer’ is that the people labelled as such are constantly helping to evolve its meaning. We can’t put many restrictions on a word that drives discovery, that constantly reframes the world, introduces us to new places, peoples and species or shows them again in ways not yet imagined.” Read the …

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Professor Evans Elected Chair of the OHBM.

Professor Alan Evans elected by the direct vote of the members of the “Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)” as the new Chair of the organization. The OHBM is the primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain. Dr. Evans has been a founding member since 1995 when the organization started. The 4th. annual meeting …

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Alan Evans honoured on the Parliament Hill.

Five of McGill’s most distinguished researchers were honoured yesterday on Parliament Hill for their contributions to health sciences research in Canada and internationally at an event hosted by the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, and jointly organized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and McGill University. Professors Alan Evans(The Margolese National Brain Prize), Brigitte …

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MCIN visit by the Deputy Head of Science and Innovation of the UK Govt. and the British Consul General in Montreal.

The Deputy Head of Science and Innovation of the UK government, Dr. Emma Hennessey and the British Consul General in Montreal, Mr. Nick Baker accompanied by Dr. Mario Rivero Huguet, UK Science and Innovation Officer at British Consulate in Montreal, visit the MCIN and discuss further scientific collaboration.

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MCIN visit by the Deputy Minister of Industry Canada.

Mr. John Knubley Deputy Minister of Industry Canada and Mme. Julie Insley, Executive Director, Quebec Regional Office of Industry Canada visit the MCIN accompanied by McGill’s Principal Dr. Suzanne Fortier. See official profile of John Knubley: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07015.html.

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MCIN visit by Directeur scientifique, FRSQ.

Dr. Normand Labrie, Directeur scientifique, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture visits MCIN to discuss further scientific collaboration. Dr. Labrie’s contact info at FRSQ: http://www.frq.gouv.qc.ca/divers/nous-joindre.  

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MCIN visit by the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada.

Mme. Janice Charette Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada visits the MCIN, accompanied by McGill’s Principal Dr. Suzanne Fortier. See official profile of Janice Charette: http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng&page=clerk-greffier.

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MCIN Researchers used epidemic disease spreading model to map the propagation of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.

MCIN Researchers used epidemic disease spreading model to map the propagation of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s disease. Read summary in Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141120141656.htm

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Ludmer Center’s panel discussion on Mental Health

  Ludmer Centre’s panel discussion on mental health Thursday October 23rd. 2014 McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI)   Video: <http://www.alumni.mcgill.ca/redirect/?ed=8309&jid=0000369187&link=http://goo.gl/v8Q7i4>   Photos: <http://www.alumni.mcgill.ca/redirect/?ed=8309&jid=0000369187&link=http://goo.gl/cTL5jg>

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Professor Evans Awarded Major Brain Disorders Prize.

Dr. Alan Evans has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. Read the full article: https://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/alan-evans-awarded-major-brain-disorders-prize-238360.

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Alan Evans : Top-1% highly cited scientists in Neuroscience

Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of the world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of …

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Montreal Resting State fMRI Workshop

On May 29, 2014 MCIN held the first RSfMRI workshop in Montreal. Attended by more than 130 students and researchers, representative work on the topic from nine labs at the MNI, the Douglas Hospital and CRIUGM were presented. In less than a decade, resting-state functional MRI has become an important paradigm for studying the network …

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Canadian Brain Research Driven by High Performance Computing

The essential role supercomputing can play in supporting breakthrough discoveries and driving vital research was showcased recently through two exciting announcements involving McGill researcher and Compute Canada user Dr. Alan Evans. Late last month, the human brain atlas, a collaboration between Canadian and German researchers through the international Human Brain Project, was announced as one of the Top …

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Dr. Evans and Dr. Sonenberg will receive over $3.7 million from the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program

Internationally renowned McGill University researchers Alan Evans and Nahum Sonenberg are among the recipients of new funding for research into neurological disorders announced today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at an event in Montreal. Dr. Evans and Dr. Sonenberg will receive over $3.7 million from the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program, funded by The Azrieli Foundation, …

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CANARIE: Revolutionary Human Brain Atlas One of Top 10 Breakthroughs

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today added to the chorus of congratulations for the Canadian-German team responsible for the creation of the human brain atlas, which was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s breakthrough technologies of 2014. Dr. Alan Evans of the …

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MIT Technology Review : BigBrain 1 of Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014

Neuroscientists have made remarkable progress in recent years toward understanding how the brain works. And in coming years, Europe’s Human Brain Project will attempt to create a computational simulation of the human brain, while the U.S. BRAIN Initiative will try to create a wide-ranging picture of brain activity. These ambitious projects will greatly benefit from …

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