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A national coordinating neuroinformatics framework for autism and related conditions

Project Overview

New approaches in neurodevelopmental research increasingly seek to integrate enormous amounts of data through sophisticated informatics so as to determine the relationship between genotype and phenotypes, both structural and functional, as they change over time during development. Such approaches dw…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
Team Members:
  • Mayada Elsabbagh, McGill University
  • Sébastien Jacquemont, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre
  • Guy Rouleau, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute
  • Stephen Scherer, The Hospital For Sick Children
  • Peter Szatmari, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Evdokia Anagnostou,

    Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Teresa Bennett, McMaster University
  • Bruce Pike, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute
  • Laurent Mottron, Université de Montréal

An EEG platform for national and international EEG-based neuroscience (EEGNet)

Project Overview

EEG is a non-invasive, inexpensive, and efficient tool for measuring electrical signals in the brain. The EEGNet platform will provide a standardized, open repository of EEG data for the investigation of biomarkers of brain disorders that manifest themselves during the early years of life, disorders…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
Team Members:
  • Mayada Elsabbagh, McGill University
  • Yves De Koninck, Université Laval
  • Philippe Albouy, Université Laval
  • Shirley Fecteau, Université Laval
  • Isabelle Blanchette, Université Laval
  • Célyne Bastien, Université Laval
  • Christophe Grova, Concordia University
  • Anne Gallagher, Université de Montréal
  • Sarah Lippe, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre
  • Sid Segalowitz, Brock University
  • Adrian Owen, University of Western Ontario
  • Ingrid Johnsrude, University of Western Ontario
  • Stefanie Blain-Moraes, McGill University
  • Faranak Farzan, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Jorge Bosch Bayard, McGill University
  • Signe Bray, University of Calgary
  • Ashley Harris, University of Calgary
  • Sean Hill, University of Toronto
  • Jean Gotman, McGill University
  • Birgit Frauscher, McGill University
  • Stefon Van Noordt, McGill University
  • Erin Panda, Brock University
  • Ayda Tekok-Kilic, Brock University
  • Christine Lackner, Mount St. Vincent University
  • Karen Campbell, Brock University
  • Teena Willoughby, Brock University

Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform

Project Overview

The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) is a national platform for open sharing of neuroscience research data and brings together many of the country’s leading scientists in basic and clinical neuroscience to form an interactive network of collaborations in brain research, interdisciplinary…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
Team Members:
  • Stephen Strother, Rotman Research Institute
  • Stephen Scherer, The Hospital For Sick Children
  • Yoshua Bengio, Université de Montréal
  • Jon Stoessl, University of British Columbia
  • James Kennedy, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Simon Duchesne, Université Laval
  • Glenda MacQueen, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
  • Guy Rouleau, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute
  • Ingrid Johnsrude, University of Western Ontario
  • Tristan Glatard, Concordia University

CBRAIN: Canadian Brain Research And Informatics Platform

Project Overview

Advances in neuroimaging over the past several years have provided researchers with unprecedented access into the inner workings of the brain. Such data can be collected non-invasively from human subjects so that dynamic changes in brain and behavior can be captured during normal development, aging,…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
Team Members:
  • Faisal Beg, Simon Fraser University
  • Pierre Bellec , Université de Montreal 
  • Louis Collins, McGill University
  • Sultan Darvesh, Dalhousie University
  • Maxime Descoteaux, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Simon Duchesne, Université Laval
  • Jason Lerch, University of Toronto
  • Bruce Pike, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute
  • Stephen Strother, Rotman Research Institute
  • Vesna Sossi, University of British Columbia

Montreal integrated neuropsychiatric cohort: Identifying subtypes of Autism and Schizophrenia integrating genomics, endophenotypes, and cohorts of high-risk genetic variants

Project Overview

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia (SZ) are two psychiatric conditions that affect approximately 2% of the general population. Genetic studies have identified mutations in hundreds of genes associated with ASD and SZ. This suggests that many different mechanisms are causing these diso…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Sébastien Jacquemont, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre
Team Members:
  • Laurent Mottron, Université de Montréal
  • Ridha Joober, McGill University
  • Guy Rouleau, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
  • Carl Ernst, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Sylvain Baillet, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
  • Mayada Elsabbagh, McGill University
  • Paul Pavlidis, University of British Columbia
  • Sarah Lippe, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre
  • Emmanuelle Lemyre, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre

Novel Retinal Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease

Project Overview

Individuals with Alzheimer’s suffer severe memory loss over time, and eventually are completely dependent on caregivers. Age is a significant risk factor, and the longer we live, the higher the chances of getting Alzheimer’s. Detecting the beginning of Alzheimer’s in an individual’s brain in…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Mirza Faisal Beg, Simon Fraser University
Team Members:
  • Ging-Yuek Hsiung, University of British Columbia
  • Marinko Sarunic, Simon Fraser University
  • Joanne Matsubara, University of British Columbia
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
  • Gregory Mori, Simon Fraser University
  • Jinko Graham, Simon Fraser University
  • Paul Mackenzie, University of British Columbia
  • Andrew Merkur, University of British Columbia
  • Ian Mackenzie, University of British Columbia

Structural and functional networks in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X Syndrome

Project Overview

Many childhood disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), are a result of abnormal growth and connections throughout the brain, rather than being caused by some specific pathology, such as a tumour. For meaningful diagnosis, prognosis and intervention for these de…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
Team Members:
  • Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, University of Alberta
  • Louis Collins, McGill University
  • Pierre Bellec , Université de Montreal 
  • Mayada Elsabbagh, McGill University
  • Sherif Karama, McGill University
  • Joseph Piven, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  • Heather Cody Hazlett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  • John Pruett, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kelly Botteron, Washington University in St. Louis

The McConnell Brain Imaging Center: A world-renowned multidisciplinary platform dedicated to brain research using multimodal neuroimaging and neuroinformatics

Project Overview

Thanks to the late Dr. William Feindel’s vision, who in the 1970’s believed that brain imaging was the “future for neurology and neurosurgery”, and to a generous donation, the Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro) inaugurated the McConnell Brain Imaging Center (BIC) in 1984. This pione…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Julien Doyon, McGill University
Team Members:
  • Douglas Arnold, McGill University
  • Sylvain Baillet, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
  • Andrea Bernasconi, McGill University
  • Boris Bernhardt,

    McGill University

  • Danilo Bzdok, McGill University
  • Xiaoqian Chai, McGill University
  • Louis Collins, McGill University
  • Alain Dagher, McGill University
  • Simon Ducharme, McGill University
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
  • Alexey Kostikov, McGill University
  • Marco Leyton, McGill University
  • Neda Ladbon-Bernasconi, McGill University
  • Gassan Massarweh, McGill University
  • Yasser Iturria Medina, McGill University
  • Bratislav Misic, McGill University
  • Sridar Narayanan, McGill University
  • Jamie Near, McGill University
  • Jean-Baptiste Poline, McGill University
  • Pedro Rosa-Neto, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • David Rudko, McGill University
  • Amir Shmuel, McGill University
  • Jean-Paul Soucy, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
  • Nathan Spreng, McGill University
  • Christine Tardiff, McGill University
  • Sylvia Villeneuve, McGill University
  • Robert Zatorre, McGill University

The McConnell Brain Imaging Centre: a Hub of Scientific Excellence for Translational Neuroimaging

Project Overview

The McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) is a major platform and research centre entirely dedicated to brain imaging. It features 7 multimodal imaging core units (MRI, PET, MEG, EEG for humans and disease models), comprehensive high-performance computing and data storage resources, and prominen…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Sylvain Baillet, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Team Members:
  • Robert Zatorre, McGill University
  • Louis Collins, McGill University
  • Douglas Arnold, McGill University
  • Alain Dagher, McGill University
  • Rick Hoge , McGill University
  • Pedro Rosa-Neto, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Robert Hess, McGill University
  • David Ostry, McGill University
  • Howard Chertkow, McGill University
  • Andrea Bernasconi, McGill University
  • Neda Ladbon-Bernasconi, McGill University
  • Alan Evans, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
  • Alexey Kostikov, McGill University
  • Gassan Massarweh, McGill University
  • Sridar Narayanan, McGill University
  • Andrew Reader, McGill University
  • Amir Shmuel, McGill University
  • Jean-Paul Soucy, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
  • Michael Petrides, McGill University