Earlier today, the Quebec government announced the winners of its annual Prix du Quebec competition, a series of 15 awards in science and culture. Among them was Professor William Foulkes. Get the full story.

Gustavo Turecki awarded BBRF Outstanding Achievement Prize

Gustavo Turecki, Director of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies,has been named one of seven recipients of a 2020 Outstanding Achievement Prize in Mental Health, as awaded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of mental health research grants. Get the full story.

Child Health and Human Development (CHHD) 6th Annual Research Day awardees list

HGSS Presents: Dr. Douglas Ruderfer, “Insights from structural variation for personalised medicine”.

HGSS will be hosting a talk by Dr Douglas Ruderfer,  Assistant Professor in the Division of Genetic Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, at 1 PM EST. The talk will be 45 minutes long and there will be a 15 min Q&A period at the end.

Registration is required and the Zoom link will only be sent to those who have registered. Please register using the following form: https://forms.gle/QtxrWuRG42vVEEL27 .

If you want to know more about Dr Ruderfer’s work, check out his website: https://ruderferlab.org/ 

Killam Seminar Series: Molecular Biology of the Fragile X Syndrome, Speaker: Joel Richter, Ph.D.

Supported by the generosity of the Killam Trusts, The Neuro’s Killam Seminar series hosts outstanding guest speakers whose research is of interest to the scientific community at The Neuro and McGill University.

Dr. Vincent Mooser & Dr. Brent Richards: New biobank breaks down barriers to yield results in record time

Neuro Event: December 7, 11 AM – The Wilder Penfield Lecture “From the genetic dissection of auditory cellular and molecular mechanisms to hearing restoration”.

Speaker: Dr Christine Petit



February 19th, 2010

Interim Vice-Principal Research and International Relations

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rima Rozen as Interim Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), effective March 1st, 2010. In this position, she will report directly to the Principal and Vice-Chancellor and will serve as a member of the University’s senior team until a successor to Professor Thérien is appointed. I am most grateful to Professor Rozen for her willingness to serve in this capacity.

A distinguished professor in the Human Genetics, Pediatrics and Biology departments and a James McGill Professor, Rozen served previously as Scientific Director of the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Deputy Scientific Director of the MUHC Research Institute. She established the Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Molecular Genetics Diagnostics Service, a pre-eminent DNA analysis centre. Professor Rozen is recognized for her research in the genetics-nutrition field and continues to direct her laboratory at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.



February 22, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.

The Scriver Family Visiting Professorship Public Lecture

“Genetics and the Future of Medicine”



A recent article by Constatin Polychronakos and Ken Dewar (et al.) was published in this week’s issue of nature: International weekly journal of science.


sladekHuman Genetics faculty member, Rob Sladek is co-author of an article in nature: International weekly journal of science. His research was also featured by the Montreal Gazette earlier this week.


Scriver DSR pic