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Yves De Koninck will receive the Distinguished Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society

Yves De Koninck - crédit photo Simon Lecompte IUSMQ

The director of the Neurophotonics Centre, Yves De Koninck, will receive the Canadian Pain Society's 2017 Distinguished Career Award.  This award recognizes Dr. De Koninck's longstanding contributions to pain research.  The award will be given at the next Canadian Pain Society meeting, in May 2017 in Halifax.  

http://www.canadianpainsociety.ca/?page=AwardsGrant

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Congratulations to Loïc Binan, named star student-researcher of December for an article in Nature Communications

Loïc Binan

Congratulations to Loïc Binan, who was named Étudiant-étoile des Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé for the month of December for his work on the development of a new single-cell tagging of live cells, work that was recently published in Nature Communications.  This technique, named CLaP, uses a laser to tag single living cells, thereby allowing researchers to follow specific cells during many days.  This technique has applications in research on cancer, cell therapy and neurobiology.

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The government of Quebec announces a major investment in Mental Health research and neurophotonics

Yves De Koninck, Dominique Anglade, Michel Delamarre et Gaétan Barrette

A delegation of three Ministers from the government of Québec, the Ministers Dominique Anglade, François Blais and Gaétan Barrette, visited the Neurophotonics Centre to announce an investment of almost $30 million in research in mental health.  This investment will finance the building of neurophotonics and imaging laboratories, of an animal facility and equipment, as announced by the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Dominique Anglade.

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Method to quantify myelin in live animals developed by Daniel Côté's team

Myelin plays an essential role in the brain and nervous system by facilitating communication between neurons. Disease that disrupt myelin, such as multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barré syndrome, cause functional disabilities. However, myelin biology is not well characterized, as tools to describe the organization of myelin in live animals have been lacking.

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Endocannabinoid signalling improves vision in low light conditions

A new publication shows that endocannabinoid signalling improves vision in low light conditions.  This paper builds on the old anecdotal reports (from Jamaica and Morocco) that marijuana smoking helped fisherman to see better at dusk when they went out fishing. (PMID: 15182912 , PMID: 2062365 ).

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2016 Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School photo gallery

This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School. We wish to thank our speakers, instructors and tutors for their great work. And of course, our students for their enthusiasm and dedication. We are looking forward to another 10 years, or more!
View our photo gallery below.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School presentation winners

Congratulations to the students who made the top three presentations for the 2016 Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School mini-projects:

  • First prize winners: Irene Lecker and Valérie Van Steenbergen for their project: ‘STED imaging’
  • Second prize winners: David Lidenbach, Matilde Balbi, and Rochelin Dalangin for their project: ‘In vitro optogenetics with the optrode’
  • Third prize winners: Samantha Esteves and Samuel Burke for their project: ‘In vivo imaging in the tadpole brain with lightsheet microscopy’
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