Whether stress leads to depression could be determined by how your brain is wired, a new study shows.

Researchers have investigated the connection between chronic stress and depression for years, and stress is considered a major risk factor for developing depression and anxiety. The current treatments for depression target symptoms, but little is known about the biological mechanisms involved in its onset and maintenance. A new study from McGill University and the Ludmer […]

Virtual Symposium: Strategic approaches to perinatal mental care in Canada

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 @ 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST About this Event The Ludmer Centre has partnered with the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative to bring you the virtual symposium: Strategic Approaches To Perinatal Mental Health Care in Canada. The symposium will take place on May 5th, 2021, World Maternal Mental Health Day and is open to clinicians, researchers, […]

Expression-based Risk Polygenic Workshop

Don’t miss this great upcoming workshop on expression-based Polygenetic Risk Scores (ePRS). McGill’s Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) PHD program, the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM), the McGill initiative in Computational Medicine (MiCM), and the Ludmer Center for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health have join forces to offer weekly interdisciplinary seminars.  The tutorial was developed in collaboration with the  Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP).  […]

Virtual Run for Women is investing in Women’s Mental Health – join our team

Virtual Run for Women is investing in Women’s Mental Health — September 17, 2020 Join the Ludmer team “MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS”   —->Click here<—-   Or, search the team name under join a team at:  www.runforwomen.ca     Let’s tell everyone perinatal mental health is pivotal  to mom and child.     Our team […]

Designing precision tools to mine DNA data

Ludmer Centre Scientific Director Celia Greenwood secured over $600K in funding for new research, Precision Medicine in Cellular Epigenomic, from the recent Genome Canada competitions.  To understand brain development, researchers need to unlock the secrets of our DNA. Currently, we can collect data on multiple aspects of DNA, but to extract meaning from the ever-expanding data trove requires the right […]