Bachelor of Neuroscience
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Welcome to the GRSNC website
Le Groupe de Recherche sur le Système Nerveux Central (GRSNC) was originally formed on the initiative of Dr. Yves Lamarre who became the first Director of the Group from 1991 to 1996. Dr. Serge Rossignol succeeded Dr. Lamarre and directed the GRSNC from 1996 to 2003. Dr. Richard Robitaille was Director from 2003-2004 and Dr. Trevor Drew has been Director since 2004. From its beginnings, the Group has grown appreciably and is now recognised as one of the main pillars of Neuroscience research on the Campus of the Université de Montréal.
Ever since its beginnings in 1991, the GRSNC has been multi-disciplinary and trans-departmental and has always included researchers from several different Faculties. The GRSNC's research activities are funded on an annual basis by the Rectorat of the University (CÉDAR) and the provincial government (FCAR and FRSQ). Originally formed as a FCAR Centre in 1991, the GRSNC became a FRSQ Group in 2002 following a reorganisation of the provincial funding programs. The GRSNC has received funding in 2002, 2004, 2008 and was renewed in 2012 for a further 4 years (until 2016).
There are currently 30 regular members of the Group, 5 associate members and 2 emeritus members. The laboratories of the regular members are all located on the campus of the Université de Montréal. Most of the regular members (18) have their laboratories in the Paul-G.-Desmarais Building while the other 11 are all located in the Roger-Gaudry Building and 1 at the Jean Coutu Building. Fourteen of the 18 members with their laboratories in the Paul-G.-Desmarais Building have positions in the Department of Neuroscience (Faculty of Medicine) while the other four are members of the Stomatology Department (Faculty of Dentistry). The 11 members in the Roger-Gaudry Building have positions in the Departments of Neuroscience (5), Biochemistry (1), Pharmacology (3), Psychiatry (1), Stomatology (1), and 1 member at Jean Coutu building is a member of the Faculty of Pharmacy. Three members of the GRSNC (Drapeau, Lacaille, Rossignol) are recipients of Senior Canada Research Chairs, one member (Fernandes) is a recipient of a Junior Canada Research Chair, and one member (Dancause) is the recipient of the Powercorp Chair.
The mission of the GRSNC is to promote multi-disciplinary research in the Neurosciences, in particular as it concerns the structure and function of the central nervous system. The annual grants from the University and the FRQS allow the GRSNC to provide the infrastructure that is necessary to maintain the excellence of its research activities and the training of masters, doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The GRSNC will continue to develop as one of the major forces in the promotion of fundamental research in Neuroscience on the campus. It will use its influence to help recruit new faculty with an interest in the Neurosciences and thus develop new avenues of research in this high priority sector.
I am sure that the future will be an extremely active and invigorating period for the GRSNC.
EventsSeminars and colloquia
Friday September 12th at 12h00
Dr. Julien Cohen-Adad
Wednesday September 17th at 12h00
Dr. Ansgar Büschges
Eli Lilly Conference
Thursday September 25th at 16h00
Dr. John H.R. Maunsell
Please note that the speaker will meet with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on Friday September 26th from 9h00 to 11h00 in room 1120 of the Paul-G.-Desmarais building.
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Work in progress
Tuesday October 7th at 16h00
Dr. Serge Rossignol and
Dr. Lionel Carmant
10th GRSNC Retreat
October 10th 2014
@ Auberge Willow Place Inn
37th Symposium / May 4-5 2015
Neurobiologie de l'épilepsie: du gène aux réseaux /
Neurobiology of epilepsy: From gene to networks
NotesHerbert H. Jasper
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Deadline: January 29th 2015
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Groupe du FRQS