Neuroscience goes national, $10M grant

A $10M grant from the Canada Brain Research Fund in support of a new partnership to link Canada’s neuroscience researchers through a shared, interoperable neuroinformatics platform was announced today by Health Canada and Brain Canada. The inaugural meeting of the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) collaboration also began its first meeting. A long-time proponent of […]

Opening: Canada Research Chair in Pain Genomics

The Faculty of Medicine is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Pain Genomics, from candidates with expertise in statistical genetics and/or bioinformatics working in complex human traits and with an interest in their application to pain research. The position is linked with McGill’s Alan Edwards […]

Meet Dr Celia Greenwood

Women researchers remain significantly underrepresented in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and math. The lack of women across the STEM pipeline—from undergraduate and graduate students to postdocs and tenure-track professors—make it unlikely that gender parity among tenured STEM professors will be achievable in the next decade. In the USA and Canada, mathematics is the exception, […]

Women in Science @ the Ludmer Centre

It’s no secret; globally sexism continues to prevail within business, academia and research, particularly, in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. The theme of the 2018 United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th is ‘Equality and Parity in Science’. On March 8th, International Women’s Day builds on this with […]

How mathematical modeling helps decipher the brain’s ‘black box’

Mathematical modeling is key to understanding the complex processes underpinning protein misfolding and neurological diseases. Correctly folded, proteins play a central role in the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs, including the brain. Abnormal or misfolded proteins, in multiple studies, are increasingly associated with conditions such as Prion diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, […]

Eczema, an early warning sign for potential mental illness

Eczema may be an early warning sign for potential mental health problems. According to Dr Patricia P Silveira, “When treating young girls for childhood cutaneous allergies, such as eczema, healthcare professionals should be aware of the increased potential for vulnerability for mental health problems. Understanding and investigating these types of associated risks is crucial to […]