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
: 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)
Others are welcome.
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.
QLS Research Seminar
Speaker: Dr Conor Liston
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
Served in Jeanne Timmins foyer
Welcome & Update
Welcome and brief update on Ludmer Centre.
Exploring Methods with Dr Conor Liston
Dr Liston will present some of his preferred methods and discuss their effectiveness for certain types of research.
Jeanne Timmins foyer
CBRAIN training, what’s new
Speaker: Dr Shawn Brown
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.
Discussion & Closing Remarks
Participants will provide input for future trainings.
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.