Bienvenue à St. Joe’s – Neuroscience Researchers Hosting International Symposium, including French Delegation

Jan 16, 2020

On Friday, January 17, neuroscience researchers from around the world, including a delegation from the world-renowned Pasteur Institute in Paris and the University of Bordeaux, will be at St. Joe’s West 5th Campus for St. Joe’s Clinical Neuroscience Symposium.

Tomorrow’s symposium will focus on cellular and immune system processes related to mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder. Researchers have been examining biological indicators – called biomarkers – to further understand the physiological processes of mood disorders.

Efforts to identify mood disorder biomarkers were bolstered by the creation of the Centre for Clinical Neuroscience at St. Joe’s in late 2018. This Centre includes a state-of-the-art laboratory housed at the West 5th Campus, offering researchers the ability to test clinical populations for biomarkers.

Learn more about the key speakers at 

Dr. Flavio Kapczinksi (middle) addressing a question from Dr. Tom Stewart (right).

The Franco-Canadian group met ahead of the Symposium at St. Joe’s new West 5th Campus wet lab.

Dr. Zena Samaan of St. Joe’s talking to Dr. Gerard Eberl of the Pasteur Institute.

Dr. Benicio Frey, talking with French colleagues in the West 5th Campus wet lab.

Dr. Gerard Eberl (left) and Dr. Pierre-Marie Lledo (right), scientists at the Pasteur Institute, touring St. Joe’s West 5th Campus wet lab.