Congratulations to the 2017 Neurophotonics Summer School Award winners!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Yves De Koninck in le Soleil about recent discoveries about the mechanisms of opioid dependency
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.
Congratulations to Canadian Neurophotonics Platform researcher André Longtin and collaborator Leonard Maler, both at University of Ottawa, who were awarded the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering.
From the NSERC website: