The collaboration, backed by $200,000 in annual funding for three years, will see the institutions exchange scientists, develop research projects, establish fellowships for exchanges of graduate students, provide seed money for pilot studies and hold workshops into a variety of neuroscience research areas.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for us,” said Dr. Rémi Quirion, Vice-Dean (Science and Strategic Initiatives) in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine. “The Swiss neuroscience research centre is at the forefront of where we are headed in better understanding the brain and the central nervous system. Together with our interdisciplinary Brain@McGill program, we will have the opportunity to make significant advancements in research that will end up improving the lives of millions around the world.”

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