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Centre for Applied Neurogenetics
The research programs within the Centre for Applied Neurogenetics at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health provide an integrated, multidisciplinary environment for clinical, genetic, and translational neuroscience research and education.
Diseases of the brain represent one of the greatest challenges to global medical health in the 21st century. Ten million Canadians—or nearly one-third of Canada’s population—will be affected by brain disease, disorder or brain injury at some time in their life. Aside from the physical and emotional burdens for those affected, as well as for their families and caregivers, the financial burden of treating such diseases is estimated to cost Canadians $30 billion annually.
The Centre for Applied Neurogenetics, established by Dr. Matt Farrer, is focused on understanding neurologic disease and maintaining brain health. Such disease-orientated translational research is essential to maintain Canada’s position at the leading edge of public health policy. The program has relevance for people of all ages, to relieve the heavy burden brain diseases place on individual families, health care systems and patients themselves.
Visit the Centre for Applied Neurogenetics website.