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Research Axes

Brain and Child Development

Mission and themes

Researchers in this axis focus on three main objectives:

  • identifying the genetic and environmental factors that influence brain development;
  • understanding the genesis mechanisms of childhood neurodevelopmental diseases and psychopathologies;
  • perfecting effective intervention strategies to prevent these conditions or reduce their impact.

In order to achieve these objectives, the axis draws on multidisciplinary and complementary approaches, including genetic and epigenetic analyses, the observation of neural circuit development in model systems, neuroimaging, neuropsychological evaluations, psychopathology assessment, the longitudinal follow-up of large birth cohorts and various preventive interventions.

Integrating these different approaches has become essential to the study of neuropathology and its prevention. The axis comprises two principal research themes: the development of psychopathology and neurodevelopmental diseases.

Researchers

Congresses and conferences

Press releases

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Impulsive children raised in caring families drink less during adolescence
Jean R. Séguin, PhD


Friday, May 6, 2016

Symposium on autism, from genes to interventions
Lionel Carmant, MD, FRCP(C)


Tuesday, April 12, 2016 

Concussion can alter parent-child relationships
Parents should watch for emotional and behavioural changes in their children
Miriam Beauchamp, PhD


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Twenty-five-point drop in IQ caused by lack of gene copy
Jean-Sébastien Jacquemont, MD


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Grow kids’ brains through sport!
Italian National Olympic Committee USA endorses Prof Pagani’s research into the contributions of organized sport on cognitive development
Linda Pagani, PhD


Friday, October 23, 2015 

The “discreet” autism of girls
Best neuroscience paper of the year awarded to geneticist Sébastien Jacquemont
Sébastien Jacquemont, MD


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CHU Sainte-Justine announces groundbreaking program for early detection, treatment of mental illness in schools
The RBC Royal Bank’s exemplary $2 M donation will help detect mental illness in at-risk teens
Patricia Conrod, PhD


Monday, October 5, 2015   

Initiative to prevent misuse of psychoactive substances from the preteen years through adulthood
Patricia Conrod, PhD and Benoît Mâsse, PhD


Monday, July 20, 2015

Toddlers who chill in front of TV are at later risk of being victimized by classmates
Research shows that each hour of TV watching at 29 months predicts an increased risk of being victimized by classmates in sixth grade
Linda Pagani, PhD


Thursday, July 2, 2015   

Extracurricular sports produce disciplined preteens
Linda Pagani, PhD


Monday, June 22, 2015

Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant
Researchers publish first ever study looking into the effects of household smoking on children’s later weight gain
Linda Pagani, PhD


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cannabis use can be prevented, reduced or delayed
Real-world trial of school-based interventions shows at-risk teenagers can be influenced
Patricia Conrod, PhD


Monday, May 25, 2015   

Miriam Beauchamp receives the 2015 Early Career Research Award from the International Neuropsychological Society
Traumatic brain injuries and social competence
Miriam Beauchamp, PhD


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CHU Sainte-Justine announces the creation of Canada's first intellectual disability research chair
An extraordinary $3-million gift from the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation gives hope to 160,000 children and adults throughout the province of Quebec
Jacques L. Michaud, MD


Tuesday, April 21, 2015   

Advisory Seats for CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal in the Rare Diseases: Models and Mechanisms Network
Jacques L. Michaud, MD


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CHU Sainte-Justine announces the creation of Canada's first intellectual disability research chair
An extraordinary $3-million gift from the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation gives hope to 160,000 children and adults throughout the province of Quebec
Jacques L. Michaud, MD


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments
Anne-Sophie Carret, MD


Monday, March 16, 2015

Canadians united for the brain of newborns and infants
Neuroscientists launch new partnership on first day of Brain Awareness Week
Lionel Carman, MD, FRCP(C), Mathieu Dehaes, PhD, Anne Gallagher, PhD, Julie Gosselin, PhD, Sarah Lippé, PhD, Gregory A. Lodygensky, MD and Thuy Mai Luu, MD, MSc


Wednesday, February 18, 2015   

The CHU Sainte-Justine announces the creation of a Centre for Rare Genetic Disorders with support from Rio Tinto Alcan
An outstanding $3 million donation provides hope for 50,000 Quebec children and their families

Jacques L. Michaud, MD


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sébastien Jacquemont is in Montreal to study the genetic origins of autism
Jean-Sébastien Jacquemont, MD

Videos

Interviews

Clinical Research Units

Contacts

Emefa Amoussou
Scientific Secretary
514 345-4931, ext. 2753 
emefa.amoussou@recherche-ste-justine.qc.ca

Jacques L. Michaud
Axis Head, Brain and Child Development
514 345-4931, ext. 4727 
jacques.michaud@recherche-ste-justine.qc.ca

Lionel Carmant
Axis Head Deputy, Brain and Child Development
514 345-4931, ext. 6106
lionel.carmant@umontreal.ca

Graziella Di Cristo
Axis Head Deputy, Brain and Child Development
514 345-4931, ext. 2867
graziella.dicristo@recherche-ste-justine.qc.ca

Jean R. Séguin
Axis Head Deputy, Brain and Child Development
514 345-4931, ext. 4043
jean.seguin@umontreal.ca


Themes

Neurodevelopmental diseases

Development of psychopathologies

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