The Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University and ZNZ organized a joint workshop on December 8th 2020 on induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based research. As the directors of both institutions, Fritjof Helmchen and Guy Rouleau pointed out, an important goal of the workshop was to encourage researchers to find new seeds of collaboration between the institutions.
Fruitful partnerships can evolve from such bottom-up grassroot initiatives, where members want to work together in research areas of mutual interest. The meeting showed impressively the synergies and complementarity between the two Universities. Working more closely together on iPSC-based approaches will likely benefit future treatment options for a wide range of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, for instance Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Hopefully, we will soon be able to report on successful collaborations.
Here, you can find the full program.