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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.

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. 

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.  

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:

Caroline Dallaire Théroux

The SfN Quebec city chapter is proud to announce that Caroline Dallaire-Théroux, PhD candidate in neurobiology, from Dr. Simon Duchesne's laboratory, has won a travel award for the upcoming Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) annual meeting.

Congratulations to Caroline who will represent the Quebec city chapter at the CAN meeting.  

 

A discovery made in collaboration with Yves De Koninck of the Neurophotonics Centre has been listed as one of the top 10 discoveries of 2016 by Québec Science, and is a candidate for the magazine's people's choice award for discovery of the year. This discovery, a collaboration between neuroscientists and physicists, offers hope for repair of nerve connections, and even a way to create new ones.  

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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