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Join us at the Alzheimer's conference November 15

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ONDRI and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) are sponsoring the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex annual conference on November 15 in London. This conference will educate and inform clients, healthcare professionals and those living with cognitive impairment.

This year, three ONDRI investigators will be part of the panel discussion: Drs. Rob Bartha, Elizabeth Finger and Steven Pasternak.

Register today.


Survey: Help develop Ontario's Dementia Strategy

Ontario logo.jpgOntario is launching consultations across the province to help develop a new dementia strategy, which will improve access to quality care for people living with dementia and boost support for those who care for them.

The province is inviting Ontarians to share their views on the new strategy through an online survey and will hold in-person consultations this fall. Public input is being sought on key issues, including:


ONDRI Annual Workshop

ONDRI clinicians and researchers: Join us for the ONDRI Annual Workshop.

October 17-19, 2016
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1

Register for workshop and accommodations by October 5: Complete this form.
We'll book your accommodations for you.


Manuscript: The ONDRISeq panel

npj Genomic Medicine logo.JPG Read the first ONDRISeq manuscript by the ONDRI Genomics team that was published in npj Genomic Medicine.

Title: The ONDRISeq panel: custom-designed next-generation sequencing of genes related to neurodegeneration

Authors: Sali MK Farhan, Allison A Dilliott, Mahdi Ghani, Christine Sato, Eric Liang, Ming Zhang, Adam D McIntyre, Henian Cao,
Lemuel Racacho, John F Robinson, ONDRI Investigators, Michael J Strong, Mario Masellis, Peter St George-Hyslop,
Dennis E Bulman, Ekaterina Rogaeva, and Robert A Hegele


What is ONDRISeq?

genomics DNA.JPGONDRISeq is a gene panel that specifically targets neurodegenerative disease genes within the human genome. It was created by the ONDRI genomics team.

What are the goals of using ONDRISeq?

We’re using ONDRISeq to investigate if there are mutations in each ONDRI participant's DNA that may in part explain the neurodegenerative disease the participant is diagnosed with. We’re also investigating whether there are mutations in genes common across all five neurodegenerative diseases.


Welcome ONDRI 2.0 leaders

2016 10 Doug Rick Mario.JPGThree of ONDRI's leaders will be guiding ONDRI into its next phase: 


ONDRI Scholars announced

ONDRI Scholars.JPGCongratulations to the three "ONDRI Scholars" that won the ONDRI postdoctoral fellowship competition.
  • Derek Beaton, Baycrest Hospital, mentored by Drs. Morris Freedman, Stephen Strother, and Brian Levine
  • Ying Chen, Queen's University, mentored by Drs. Doug Munoz and Rick Swartz
  • Joel Ramirez, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, mentored by Drs. Rick Swartz and Sandra Black