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Dr. Martin Parent recently received the Jacques-Leblanc prize which recognizes teaching excellence and strong involvement in student training. This prize is given by the ACCEM, the association of graduate students of the Université Laval Faculty of Medicine. Congratulations to Dr. Parent!
Martin Deschênes and collaborators explain how whisking and sniffing are coordinated in the rat brain in a recent article published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. Understanding how such processes are controlled in rats helps researchers better understand other rhythmic activity in the brain, such as those disrupted in Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy.
Neurophotonics expert Dr. Daniel Côté is collaborating with brain anatomy specialist Dr.Martin Parent and neurosurgeon Dr.Leo Cantin to develop novel neurosurgery tools through the use of fiber optics. This team made of specialists from the “Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Québec” and Université Laval expect their efforts to produce usable tools by three years.
Read the full article. In French.
Sponsored by the Canadian Cytometry and Microscopy Association. The conference will be held June 13th-15th, 2013 at the McGill University New Residence Hall, Montreal, Canada.
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The Annual Retreat of the Neurophysics group will be held at Forêt Montmorency, June 17-18. It will include all researchers, trainees and students in the Neurophysics CIHR training grant. New this year: researchers and trainees of the NSERC CREATE-Biophotonics and CREATE-Neuroengineering grants are also invited.
View the program here
Third International Frontiers in Neurophotonics Symposium, jointly organized by the University of Bordeaux and Laval University, is scheduled for October 1-4, 2013. Go to the frontiersneurophotonics.org website for all the details.
Student and Post-Doc positions available
Our partner, Zeiss Canada, is seeking a microscopy sales consultant. View details of the position here.
Moore JD, Deschênes M, Furuta T, Huber D, Smear MC, Demers M, Kleinfeld D. Hierarchy of orofacial rhythms revealed through whisking and breathing. Nature. 2013 Apr 28.PubMed
Doyon N, Ferrini F, Gagnon M, De Koninck Y. Treating pathological pain: is KCC2 the key to the gate? Expert Rev Neurother. 2013 May;13(5):469-71.PubMed
Tripathy U, Giguère-Bisson M, Sangji MH, Bellemare MJ, Bohle DS, Georges E, Wiseman PW. Optimization of malaria detection based on third harmonic generation imaging of hemozoin. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2013 May 7. PubMed
Miri AK, Heris HK, Tripathy U, Wiseman PW, Mongeau L. Microstructural Characterization of Vocal Folds toward a Strain-Energy Model of Collagen Remodeling. Acta Biomater. 2013 May 2.PubMed
Tekiel A, Miyahara Y, Topple JM, Grutter P. Room-Temperature Single-Electron Charging Detected by Electrostatic Force Microscopy. ACS Nano. 2013 May 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
Thériault G, De Koninck Y, McCarthy N. Extended depth of field microscopy for rapid volumetric two-photon imaging. Opt Express. 2013 Apr 22;21(8):10095-104.PubMed
Sun H, Liu J, Wang C, Ju J, Wang Z, Wang W, Ge X, Li C, Chin SL, Li R, Xu Z. Laser filamentation induced air-flow motion in a diffusion cloud chamber. Opt Express. 2013 Apr 22;21(8):9255-66.PubMed
Ricoult SG, Pla-Roca M, Safavieh R, Lopez-Ayon GM, Grütter P, Kennedy TE, Juncker D. Large Dynamic Range Digital Nanodot Gradients of Biomolecules Made by Low-Cost Nanocontact Printing for Cell Haptotaxis. Small. 2013 Apr 18.PubMed
Braubach OR, Miyasaka N, Koide T, Yoshihara Y, Croll RP, Fine A. Experience-Dependent versus Experience-Independent Postembryonic Development of Distinct Groups of Zebrafish Olfactory Glomeruli. J Neurosci. 2013 Apr 17;33(16):6905-16.PubMed
Paul W, Oliver D, Miyahara Y, Grütter PH. Minimum threshold for incipient plasticity in the atomic-scale nanoindentation of au(111). Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Mar 29;110(13):135506. Epub 2013 Mar 27. PubMed
Ni J, Chu W, Jing C, Zhang H, Zeng B, Yao J, Li G, Xie H, Zhang C, Xu H, Chin SL, Cheng Y, Xu Z. Identification of the physical mechanism of generation of coherent N2 + emissions in air by femtosecond laser excitation. Opt Express. 2013 Apr 8;21(7):8746-52.PubMed
Mercier LG, Leclerc M. Direct (Hetero)Arylation: A New Tool for Polymer Chemists. Acc Chem Res. 2013 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
Plante MP, Bérubé E, Bissonnette L, Bergeron MG, Leclerc M. Polythiophene Biosensor for Rapid Detection of Microbial Particles in Water. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2013 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
Kulldorff M, Dashevsky I, Avery TR, Chan AK, Davis RL, Graham D, Platt R, Andrade SE, Boudreau D, Gunter MJ, Herrinton LJ, Pawloski PA, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Brown JS. Drug safety data mining with a tree-based scan statistic. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 May;22(5):517-23.PubMed
Charlebois I, Gravel C, Arrad N, Boissinot M, Bergeron MG, Leclerc M. Impact of DNA Sequence and Oligonucleotide Length on a Polythiophene-Based Fluorescent DNA Biosensor. Macromol Biosci. 2013 Mar 19.PubMed
Marceau V, Varin C, Piché M. Validity of the paraxial approximation for electron acceleration with radially polarized laser beams. Opt Lett. 2013 Mar 15;38(6):821-3.PubMed
Dufour S, Lavertu G, Dufour-Beauséjour S, Juneau-Fecteau A, Calakos N, Deschênes M, Vallée R, De Koninck Y. A multimodal micro-optrode combining field and single unit recording, multispectral detection and photolabeling capabilities. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57703.PubMed
Jackson R, Braubach OR, Bilkey J, Zhang J, Akimenko MA, Fine A, Croll RP, Jonz MG. Expression of sall4 in taste buds of zebrafish. Dev Neurobiol. 2013 Feb 28.PubMed
Chakraborty A, Latapy C, Xu J, Snyder SH, Beaulieu JM. Inositol hexakisphosphate kinase-1 regulates behavioral responses via GSK3 signaling pathways. Mol Psychiatry. 2013 Feb 26.PubMed
Labuda A, Kobayashi K, Suzuki K, Yamada H, Grütter P. Monotonic damping in nanoscopic hydration experiments. Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Feb 8;110(6):066102. Epub 2013 Feb 7. PubMed
Harvey-Girard E, Giassi AC, Ellis W, Maler L. Expression of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor in the gymnotiform fish brain and its implications for the organization of the teleost pallium. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Mar 1;521(4):949-75.PubMed
Sirko S, Behrendt G, Johansson PA, Tripathi P, Costa M, Bek S, Heinrich C, Tiedt S, Colak D, Dichgans M, Fischer IR, Plesnila N, Staufenbiel M, Haass C, Snapyan M, Saghatelyan A, Tsai LH, Fischer A, Grobe K, Dimou L, Götz M. Reactive glia in the injured brain acquire stem cell properties in response to sonic hedgehog glia. Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Apr 4;12(4):426-39.PubMed
Eid L, Champigny MF, Parent A, Parent M. Quantitative and ultrastructural study of serotonin innervation of the globus pallidus in squirrel monkeys. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 25.PubMed
Grade S, Weng YC, Snapyan M, Kriz J, Malva JO, Saghatelyan A. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor promotes vasculature-associated migration of neuronal precursors toward the ischemic striatum. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e55039.PubMed
Barbeau A, Godin AG, Swift JL, De Koninck Y, Wiseman PW, Beaulieu JM. Quantification of receptor tyrosine kinase activation and transactivation by G-protein-coupled receptors using spatial intensity distribution analysis (SpIDA). Methods Enzymol. 2013;522:109-31.PubMed
Bories C, Husson Z, Guitton MJ, De Koninck Y. Differential balance of prefrontal synaptic activity in successful versus unsuccessful cognitive aging. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 23;33(4):1344-56.PubMed
Lavoie J, Illiano P, Sotnikova TD, Gainetdinov RR, Beaulieu JM, Hébert M. The Electroretinogram as a Biomarker of Central Dopamine and Serotonin: Potential Relevance to Psychiatric Disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Jan 7.PubMed
Milette J, Toader V, Soulé ER, Lennox RB, Rey AD, Reven L. A molecular and thermodynamic view of the assembly of gold nanoparticles in nematic liquid crystal. Langmuir. 2013 Jan 29;29(4):1258-63.PubMed
Ferrini F, Trang T, Mattioli TA, Laffray S, Del'Guidice T, Lorenzo LE, Castonguay A, Doyon N, Zhang W, Godin AG, Mohr D, Beggs S, Vandal K, Beaulieu JM, Cahill CM, Salter MW, De Koninck Y. Morphine hyperalgesia gated through microglia-mediated disruption of neuronal Cl⁻ homeostasis. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Feb;16(2):183-92.PubMed
Wiseman PW. Image correlation spectroscopy: mapping correlations in space, time, and reciprocal space. Methods Enzymol. 2013;518:245-67.PubMed
Lefebvre J, Hutt A, Leblanc VG, Longtin A. Reduced dynamics for delayed systems with harmonic or stochastic forcing. Chaos. 2012 Dec;22(4):043121.PubMed
Saliminia A, Bérubé JP, Vallée R. Refractive index-modified structures in glass written by 266nm fs laser pulses. Opt Express. 2012 Dec 3;20(25):27410-9.PubMed
Tekiel A, Topple J, Miyahara Y, Grütter P. Layer-by-layer growth of sodium chloride overlayers on an Fe(001)-p(1 × 1)O surface. Nanotechnology. 2012 Dec 21;23(50):505602.PubMed
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