Platform Support Grants

Many brains are better than one. When we work together to invest in platforms that facilitate innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, we are convening experts across fields and enabling science to move a lot quicker.

Through the Platform Support Grants, Brain Canada continues to fill a critical gap in funding as it pertains to the development, operation, and maintenance of research platforms.

34 grants awarded

$76,263,637 invested

2019 Recipients

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Alan Evans (EGGNet)

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University

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Yves De Koninck (Canadian Optogenetics and Vectorology Foundry)

Université Laval

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Alexander Thiel (CanStim)

Jewish General Hospital

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Ravi Menon (CFMM)

University of Western Ontario

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Sanjay Kalra (Capture ALS)

University of Alberta

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Sheena Josselyn (SLAP-CAN)

The Hospital for Sick Children

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Liliana Attisano (ApOC)

University of Toronto

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Gustavo Turecki (The Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank)

Douglas Hospital Research Centre

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Julien Doyon (The McConnell Brain Imaging Centre)

McGill University

Davis-Faith

Faith Davis (Brain Tumour Registry of Canada)

University of Alberta

Dlamini-Nomazulu

Nomazulu Dlamini (Canadian Paediatric Stroke Imaging Research Platform)

The Hospital for Sick Children

Bayley-Mark

Mark Bayley (Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery Clinical Trials Platform)

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

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Ravi Menon (CFMM)

University of Western Ontario

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Julien Doyon (The McConnell Brain Imaging Centre)

McGill University

Freedman-Morris

Morris Freedman (TDRA Dementia Clinical Research Database)

Rotman Research Institute

Hutchison-Jamie

Jamie Hutchison (A National biobank and database for patients with traumatic brain injury)

The Hospital for Sick Children

Kurrasch-Deborah

Deborah Kurrasch (Zebrafish-Based Platform for Anticonvulsant Drug Development)

University of Calgary

Singh-Karun

Karun Singh (A research platform to study animal and human cellular models of neurological disorders)

McMaster University

Beyea-Steven

Steven Beyea ( The BIOmedical Translational Imaging Centre)

IWK Health Centre

Ho-Chester

Chester Ho (The Rick Hansen Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Registry)

University of Calgary

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Alan Evans (Canadian Brain Research And Informatics Platform)

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University

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Gustavo Turecki (The Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank)

Douglas Hospital Research Centre

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Jack Puymirat (Human inducible pluripotent stem cells platform)

Université Laval

Fidel Vila-Rodriguez

Fidel VIla-Rodriguez (Integrated Neurostimulation Platform for Neuropsychiatric Research)

University of British Columbia

Tremblay-Pascale

Pascale Tremblay (Le Consortium d’Imagerie en Neurosciences et santé mentale de Québec)

Université Laval

Anderson-Chris

Christopher Anderson (Manitoba Neuroimaging Platform)

University of Manitoba

Shmuel-Amir

Amir Shmuel (Montreal functional brain imaging platform)

McGill University

Whelan-Patrick

Patrick Whelan (Regeneration Unit in Neurology)

University of Calgary

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Gregory Lodygensky (The Canadian Neonatal Brain Platform)

Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre

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Yves De Koninck (The Canadian Neurophotonics Platform)

Université Laval

Dunn-Jeff

Jeff Dunn (The Experimental Imaging Centre)

University of Calgary

Petronis-Art

Art Petronis (The Ontario Brain Epigenomics Platform)

University of Toronto/CAMH

Xiao-Yan-Wen

Xiao-Yan Wen (Z-BRAIN)

St. Michael’s Hospital