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Robert Bonin named "étudiant-chercheur étoile" for March 2015 by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé

Congratulation to Robert Bonin, post-doctoral researcher in Yves De Koninck's laboratory, who was named "étudiant-chercheur du mois" for March 2015 by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé.

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The Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard visits the Institut d'optique d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux

Antoine Godin et Philippe Couillard à BordeauxThe Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, visited our colleagues at the Institut d’optique d’Aquitaine on February 5, 2015.  During this visit, he met with Antoine Godin, who is doing a post-doc in Bordeaux about his research on neurology.  

Dr. Godin is graduate of the Neurophysics Graduate Program.

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NeuroLinks 2015 - Neuroscience and Biophotonics Career Day

Neurolinks logoNeurolinks is a free networking event for companies and students working in the area aof neuroscience and biophotonics.  This event gives all participants a unique opportunity to increase their professional network (companies and funding organisms).

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New robust and rapid approach that simplifies polarimetric measurements published by the Côté laboratory

Members of the Neurophotonics Centre have published a new robust and rapid approach to simplify polarimetric measurements in second-harmonic generation, two-photon excited fluorescence and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering. The technique consists of adding a second properly oriented compensation dichroic to negate any scrambling of the polarization by polarimetric microscopy.

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New Raman probe detects brain cancer cells with more precision

A team lead by Frédéric Leblond, Professor at Polytechnique Montréal, and Kevin Petrecca, Chief neurosurgeon at the McGill University Health Centre, with collaborators at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University and the MUHC has developped a new probe that can detect cancer cells in the brain with a precision higher than the existing technology.
The probe, which works by Raman spectroscopy, can detect cancer cells that are not detectable by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

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New biosensors from Robert Campbell's laboratory

Campbell Calcium imagingDr. Robert Campbell, from the University of Alberta, recently published an article in Nature Methods in which he describes novel biosensors that change color in response to specific biological event.

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La preuve par l'image - Scientific image contest

The ACFAS - Association francophone pour le savoir is holding its annual scientific image contest, and the prize for the 2015 International Year of Light will be awarded to images that illustrate the nature of light or the interaction between light and matter. Researchers are invited to submit their images by January 26th 2015. All the details are on the ACFAS website: Concours preuve par l'image 2015.

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