TORONTO, June 13, 2019 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is pleased to introduce its international team of scientists at the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics.
Under the leadership of Director Dr. Sean Hill, the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics is using the combined power of big data and artificial intelligence to create mathematical brain models that could fundamentally change how we understand and treat mental illness.
The power and potential of neuroinformatics is in the promise of being able to provide personalized treatment to people with mental illness, informed by everything from their cellular makeup to environmental factors present over their lifetime.
“Google made information universally accessible and changed the world,” said Dr. Hill. “By making brain research data universally accessible, we are approaching brain modelling and mental illness in the same way,” said Dr. Hill.
The new location for the centre, occupying the entire top floor of CAMH’s 250 College location, is an open-concept “agile” space with no individual offices that is meant to foster spontaneous interaction and collaboration.
Dr. Hill has recruited an international team of top scientists in this emerging field of mental health science and has formed collaborations with many other leading research centres like Toronto Western Hospital at the University Health Network and the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.