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Damon DePaoli wins "Best Overall Poster Presentation" at the 10th annual Neuromodulation meeting in Whistler BC

Damon DePaoli wins best poster

Congratulations to Damon DePaoli who won the prize for "Best overall poster presentation at the Canadian Neuromodulation Society 10th Annual Scientific Meeting, which took place in Whistler British Columbia February 4-6, 2018.  Damon DePaoli, a PhD student in Daniel Côté's laboratory, won this award for his poster titled "Fiber-based tissue identification for electrode placement in deep brain stimulation neurosurgery ". 

Congratulations Damon!

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2017 Neurophotonics Summer School Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2017 Neurophotonics Summer School Award winners!

Student prizes:

1st place: Energy consumption and organelles dynamics: Elisa York

Tied in second place:

  • Optogenetics/optrode: Andrew Mocle, Patrick Steadman, Sahara Khademullah
  • DHM: Vicky Staikopoulos

Best Teaching Assistants:

  • Cyril Bories
  • Jimena Perez-Sanchez
  • Simon Labrecque

Best Demo: The fishing team:

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Launch of the Scientifica Centre of Excellence at the Neurophotonics Centre

On Sunday June 11th, Scientifica opened its first Centre of Excellence in the Neurophotonics Centre. We celebrated this important collaboration with members of the Scientifica team in a reception at the Neurophotonics Centre, with members of the Neurophotonics team and the 2017 Summer school attendees.

Phil Golding, Scientifica’s General Manager for North America, announced the opening during a short presentation.

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2017 Neurophotonics Summer School

The 11th Edition of the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School is taking place June 11 to the 21! View some of our pictures here, and even more on our Facebook page.

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Neurophotonics satellite and datablitz meetings in Montreal

The Canadian Neurophotonics Platform held a satellite and a trainee meeting before the Canadian Neuroscience meeting. Organized by Platform leader Ed Ruthazer, both events were great opportunities to network and highlight the research supported by the platform.

The trainee meeting, held on the evening of May 27th at the Montreal Neurological Institute, brought together many platform leaders and team members, and featured presentations by representatives of each team.

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Gabriel Gagnon-Turcotte receives a prize from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec

Gabriel Gagnon-Turcotte - Benoît Gosselin. Photo : Marc Robitaille

Congratulations to Gabriel Gagnon-Turcotte, electrical engineering student, who received the Jury Prize scholarship for excellence in graduate studies from the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). This prestigious prize was given to him by the Vice-President of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec Foundation (FOIQ), Mrs. Anne Baril, during the excellence in engineering gala on May 8 2017. 

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Interview with Yves De Koninck in le Soleil about recent discoveries about the mechanisms of opioid dependency

Yves De Koninck

Yves De Koninck recently gave an interview to Le Soleil newspaper about an important discovery published in Nature Medicine which offers new hope to people suffering from dependency to morphine and fentanyl. In the interview, Yves De Koninck indicates that the discovery his team participated in could help people get out of their dependent state by blocking withdrawal symptoms, without blocking the pain relieving effects of morphine and derived drugs.  

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