Ludmer Centre Workshop & QLS Seminar

Ludmer Centre Workshop & QLS Seminar

November 27, 2018 – 12:00 to 5:00

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), 3801 Rue Université, Montréal, QC H3A 2B4 – Map

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Brain research requires collaborations and transdisciplinary big-data approaches.

Come meet research colleagues, students and post-docs to learn about interesting research, methods and tools, and what the Ludmer Centre can do for you.

Who Should Attend

Ludmer Centre members: All Ludmer Primary Investigators and their students, post-docs and staff are welcome to attend the workshop. 

Students in the following partner programs:

·         Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS)

·         Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM)

·         McGill initiative in Computational Medicine (MiCM)

·         Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN)

Others are welcome.

Guest Lecturers

Dr Conor Liston MD, PhD: Dr Liston’s research focuses on the interface between systems neuroscience and biological psychiatry in order to define the circuit mechanisms by which neurons in the prefrontal cortex contribute to cognitive and emotional processes and how they are disrupted in neuropsychiatric disease states. Liston Lab, Weill Cornell Medicine Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute, NY, US

Dr Shawn Brown: Dr Brown is the Associate Director for Research Software Development for the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro) and for the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives analytic platform, NeuroHub, at McGill University. He is also the Chief Software Architect for the MCIN CBRAIN platform. Read his bio.

Program

Time

Activity

Description

12:00-13:00

QLS Research Seminar

Speaker: Dr Conor Liston

Title: Resting-state connectivity biomarkers define neuro-physiological subtypes of depression

Biomarkers have transformed modern medicine but remain largely elusive in psychiatry, partly because there is a weak correspondence between diagnostic labels and their neurobiological substrates.  His research aims to define novel subtypes of depression that transcend current diagnostic boundaries and may be useful for identifying the individuals who are most likely to benefit from targeted neurostimulation therapies. Full Abstract

13:00-13:30

Lunch

Served in Jeanne Timmins foyer

13:30-13:40

Welcome & Update

Welcome and brief update on Ludmer Centre.

13:40-14:40

Exploring Methods with Dr Conor Liston

Dr Liston will present some of his preferred methods and discuss their effectiveness for certain types of research.

14:40-14:55

Coffee break

Jeanne Timmins foyer

14:55-15:55

CBRAIN training, what’s new

Speaker: Dr Shawn Brown

The CBRAIN platform is a web-based software that allows neuroscientists to perform computationally intensive data analyses by connecting them to high-performance-computing facilities across Canada and around the world. Dr Brown is working to make the CBRAIN interface more user-friendly.

15:55-16:05

Discussion & Closing Remarks

Participants will provide input for future trainings.

16:05-17:00

Reception

Jeanne Timmins foyer

Twice a year, the Ludmer Centre expands the regular weekly QLS seminar into a half-day workshop encourage collaborations and the application of transdisciplinary big-data approaches to brain research.