HACKATHON Open Science in Action: Approaches to Genetics, Brain Imaging & Polygenic Risk Scores

The Hackathon aims to bring together faculty and trainees from institutes across Montreal who are interested in collaborative coding projects in the imaging genetic field. The co-organizers are developing proposal projects to work on that they will present to the hackers.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: PGSS Inc. Thomson House, 3650 Mc Tavish St, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2 

FREE – Registration via Eventbrite

Who: Open to university faculty, students and staff across Montreal area.

Check back for full program of activities.

Languages: English & French

Required skills: Familiarity or interest in at least one of: programming in {Python, MATLAB, R, Unix}, neuroscience, data sharing, metadata, interoperability, scientific computing.

Co-organized by:

  • Jean-Baptiste (JB) Poline: Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill; co-Chair of the NeuroHub; and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital (the NEURO); and a Primary Investigator at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health. 
  • Celia Greenwood: James McGill Professor in the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology and the Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health and Human Genetics, and Graduate Program Director, Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) PhD program at McGill. Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital; Scientific Director of the Genomics, Bioinformatics & Statistical Genetics axis of Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, 
  • Yue Li: Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, McGill University.

The Hackathon is part of two open-science symposiums:

  • Open Science in Action: Inaugural Symposium, 18 November 2019 – see website for details.
  • Polygenic Scores & Brain Imaging Symposium, 20 November, 2019 – see website for details.

Contact: Tel: 514 398-3956; Email: jean-baptiste.poline@mcgill.ca

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