BRC researchers are exploring complex connections in the brain and spinal cord, and how they enable us to see, learn, remember, move, and adapt.
Our scientists and clinicians are developing new therapies designed to prevent, minimize and reverse neurological damage caused by injury and disease.
New Epilepsy Chair
Prominent neuroscientist Dr. Alon Friedman joined Dalhousie University as the new William Dennis Chair in Epilepsy Research in July 2014.
Dr. Friedman’s goal is to prevent epilepsy and other brain diseases by finding ways to detect and repair potentially disease-causing damage to the blood-brain barrier.
“The blood-brain barrier selectively allows oxygen and essential nutrients into the brain, while blocking proteins and chemicals that shouldn’t be there,” explains Dr. Friedman, who joined Dalhousie from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University. “But if the blood-brain barrier is damaged and these proteins and chemicals get out of the bloodstream and into the brain, they can trigger inflammation that damages nerve tissue.”
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BRC Discovery Grant
BRC Announces Discovery Grant
The Brain Repair Centre is adding a new grant to its annual grant awards program. The inaugural BRC Discovery Grant will award up to $25,000 over one year to the winning proposal by a BRC member in pursuit of answers to a clinically relevant neuroscience question.
Download the call for submissions for more information about applying for the new BRC Discovery Award.
The BRC is again offering up to three one-year BRC Knowledge Translation Grants (BRC-KT), and up to three BRC Research, Dissemination & Commercialization Grants (BRC-RD&C).
Download the BRC-KT call for submissions.
Download the BRC-RD&C call for submissions.
Applications for all 2015 BRC grants are due no later than February 2, 2015. The award winners will be announced on or before March 20.
BRC Research & Poster Day
The Brain Repair Centre is pleased to host its 3rd Annual Research & Poster Day on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Life Sciences Research Centre. A series of presentations and discussions about the BRC's research directions will be followed by a poster session and buffet, a keynote address by Dr. Donald Stuss of the Ontario Brain Institute, and a poster prize presentation.
Click here for the day's program.
To register for this event, please contact Diana Nichols Nelson, Chief Operating Officer of the BRC,
Neuroscience trainees will present their posters during a poster session in the Life Sciences Research Centre atrium from 4 to 7 p.m. on December 16.