Place orders in advance in prevision of major improvements at the viral vector production facility in June
Major renovations are planned to the Molecular tools culture rooms and will require the shutting down of viral vector production for the month of June, while improvements to the facilities are underway. Production of molecular constructs will not be interrupted by the renovations. Please plan ahead of time and place your orders early! Please note that orders for viral vectors will still be taken during the renovations, but that there will be a delay in production.
Launch of LAB en ligne - a directory of research equipment available at the Science and Engineering Faculty of Université Laval
The Science and Engineering Faculty at Université Laval recently launched the LAB en ligne website, which is a directory of equipment and installations available to the scientific community at Université Laval.
From the LAB en ligne website (in French only):
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. The award was given for the publication of: A Spinal Analogue of Memory Reconsolidation Enables Reversal of Hyperalgesia, published in : Nature Neuroscience, vol.
The 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.
Neurolinks 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).
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.
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).