Dr. Remi Quirion
Chief Scientist , Quebec


Since his days as a PhD student, Rémi Quirion has had a keen interest in how the brain works and is now one of a handful of researchers who have over 650 publications to their credit in recognized scientific journals. He is, moreover, one of the most decorated neuroscience researchers in the world, in addition to being the recipient of many prizes and honours including the Ordre national du Québec (2003), the Wilder-Penfield Prize of the Prix du Québec (2004) and the Order of Canada (2007). Mr. Quirion has also served as Scientific Director of the Douglas Institute Research Centre and as Executive Director of the International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease. Until very recently a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, Vice Dean of Life Sciences and Strategic Initiatives at the Faculty of Medicine, and Senior University Advisor (Health Sciences Research), he was appointed Québec Chief Scientist in 2011.