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EDDU News Archive


This week, the EDDU travelled to SfN2022 in San Diego!

Congratulations to Vincent Soubannier, Narges Abdian, and Gilles Maussion for their poster presentations and to Sarah Lépine for her oral presentation.

Photo of Sarah Lépine, Gilles Maussion, Vincent Soubannier and Narges Abdian


The Neuro's EDDU receives Canada Foundation for Innovation funding.

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Durcan, Director of the Early Drug Discovery Unit (EDDU) at the Neuro, whose project was funded through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.


Learn more by reading the full article here.

Canada Foundation for Innovation poster


Watch our video to learn how to generate human midbrain organoids (hMOs) using EB-disk technology.

This video is currently available in English, French, and Portuguese. More languages coming soon!

Visit the 3D Models and Techniques page for more information.


iPSC-Derived Oligodendrocytes - a model for regenerative potential in Multiple Sclerosis?

Congratulations to Jack Antel, Gabriela Blaszczyk, 

Thomas Durcan, and Valerio Piscopo for being featured in MRM Insights for their work with iPSC-derived oligodendrocytes.

Read the full MRM article here.

Image of Release of pro-inflammatory molecules which act on OLs during MS lesion formation

Release of pro-inflammatory molecules which act on OLs during MS lesion formation. Made with BioRender. Adapted from: Wu GF, Alvarez E. Neurol Clin. 2011. Levite M. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2017. Frigo M, et al. Curr Med Chem. 2012

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Check out Cecilia Rocha's image of forebrain-type cortical neurons which is now featured in the data and publications section of the STEMCELL Technologies website.  

Click here to view the full article.


Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Durcan on becoming the new director of the EDDU!

Click here to read more about his new role and exciting things happening at the EDDU.

Thomas Durcan

Visit our main website for information about past speakers at the EDDU iPSC Seminar Series.

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