McGill University has received a $15.3M gift from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation to support collaborative brain research on neurological diseases and disorders at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health. The funding will be used to establish the Ludmer Centre Single-Cell Genomics Brain Initiative (SCGBI) and create nine new scientific research positions that will advance brain research by investigating individual brain cells. The gift will also fund three positions at the three Ludmer Centre’s hospital partners. “Mr Ludmer is a champion for advancing neuroscience through innovation, technology and collaboration, and we are honoured by his show of confidence in our researchers to bring new levels of understanding and insight into brain health and disease,” said Interim McGill Principal Christopher Manfredi. McGill Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.