A collaboration involving Canadian Neurophotonics Platform researchers sheds light on memory encoding in the adult brain
New research published in Cell Reports demonstrates that a molecule best known for its role as an axon guidance cue in the developing brain called netrin-1 plays a critical role in the strengthening of connections, called synapses, between neurons in the adult brain. This strengthening of connections, called long-term potentiation was demonstrated to require netrin-1in a brain area called the hippocampus, associated with memory formation.
Read a recent article in Le Soleil newspaper about Zilia, a company commercializing a new tool for early diagnosis of several eye conditions, including glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Zilia, formerly known as Retnia, employs four students/alumni from the CERVO research centre, Cleophace Akitegetse (PhD), Jasmine Poirier (MSc), Nicolas Lapointe and Damon De Paoli (PhD).
The Canadian governement also announced its support of this company, with a $200 000 loan.
Congratulations to the following Summer School participants on winning our awards!
Congratulations to Yves De Koninck, who will be awarded the 2019 Emily M Gray Award from the Biophysical Society (BPS) on March 4, 2019. De Koninck will be honored at the Society's 63rd Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center on March 4, 2019, during the annual BPS Awards and Lecture Presentation.
De Koninck will be recognized for his work in the development of internationally renowned, transdisciplinary training initiatives in neurophysics and neurophotonics that have provided hands-on training for numerous students and postdoctoral fellows.
Congratulations to Daniel Côté and Yves De Koninck - winners of the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering
Two members of the Neurophotonics Centre, Yves De Koninck and Daniel Côté are part of a team of researchers, which also includes researchers from the Centre d'optique, photonique et lasers (COPL), who was awarded the 2018 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering.
Steve arrived at the Centre a little more than a month ago, and will be working here 2 days a week; on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can see him at the electronic workshop on the 6th floor (F-6478) or get in touch with him by phone (4719) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Welcome to the Neurophotonics Centre Steve!
Damon DePaoli wins "Best Overall Poster Presentation" at the 10th annual Neuromodulation meeting in Whistler BC
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 ".