Leading Montreal neurobiologist to receive Barbara Turnbull Award for spinal cord research

MONTREAL (November 29, 2006) -- The Barbara Turnbull Foundation, NeuroScience Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will award the 2006 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research to Dr. Pierre Drapeau at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Drapeau is receiving this award for his work studying the development of the spinal cord using the zebrafish embryo, a unique and leading model for vertebrate development and genetics.

This award is one of the highest distinctions for spinal cord research in Canada.

WHAT : Presentation of the 2006 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research (photo-op with aquariums).

WHO: Dr. Pierre Drapeau, 2006 recipient of the Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research and Director of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Université de Montréal.
Dr. Pierre Chartrand, Vice-President – Research, CIHR
Dr. Pierre Boyle, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Dr. Remi Quirion, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Ms. Barbara Turnbull, Journalist and Director, Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research
Ms. Inez Jabalpurwala, President, NeuroScience Canada
Mr. Jacques Turgeon, Vice-Rector – Research, Université de Montréal

WHEN: Friday, December 1, 2006 from 1 to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Jean-Coutu Pavilion Mezzanine
Université de Montréal
2940, Chemin de Polytechnique (Montreal, Quebec)
Click here for the campus map: http://www.umontreal.ca/plancampus/index.html

DETAILS Media are welcome.
Photo-op during the ceremony.

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For more information please contact:
Marie-France Poirier, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563
Gary Goldberg, Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, 416-920-3252
Dominique Godbout, NeuroScience Canada, 514-989-2989
Sophie Langlois, Université de Montréal, 514-343-7704

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