As part of the partnership between the Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation, the Brain@mcgill project and the Zurich Neuroscience Center, Mr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Swiss Secretary of State for Education and Research, Mr Mauro Moruzzi, Head of International Affairs for the Swiss Secretary of State and Ambassador Ulrich Lehner, Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada and the Bahamas, paid a high-profile visit to Montreal and McGill University on May 22 and 23. One of the primary goals was to show support for and learn more about the innovative partnership that exists between the Brain@McGill project and the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ) and the Foundation of Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay. The delegation met with McGill senior administrators and visited the labs as part of the collaboration.


Emily Deane, member of the ARSACS research team with Dr. Fritschy, director of the Neuroscience Center Zurich and the Ambassador Lehner showing organotypic slice of cerebellum used for testing Sacsin KO for ARSACS.

Participants from the Swiss delegation, McGill University, Brain@mcgill project and from the Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation.