The 2015 Frontiers in Neurophotonics Symposium (FINS2015) was an opportunity to celebrate the tenth anniversary of optogenetics research in neuroscience. Ten years ago, channelrhodopsin-2 was expressed in neurons and shown to control their activity in a landmark paper Karl Deisseroth and his team published in Nature Neuroscience - Millisecond-timescale, genetically targeted optical control of neural activity.
Daniel Côté receives important funding to develop a microscopy system for molecular imaging of the living
Professor Daniel Côté will receive 489 299 $ from the Quebec Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations, BLIQc inc., CRIUSMQ and SOVAR to valorize three technologies to improve microscopy systems for multimodal molecular imaging of the living. Côté and his colleagues at Université Laval and the CRIUSMQ have conceived technologies that make microscopic data acquisition simpler and faster, and the robustness of these technologies will facilitate the marketing of these products and their integration in existing systems.
Congratulations to the Director of the Neurophotonics Centre, Yves De Koninck for his recent appointment to the Royal Society of Canada.
He was named member of this prestigious Society in recognition of "seminal contributions to understanding how neurons communicate at the cellular and molecular levels, in normal and pathological pain. Equally ground-breaking are his contributions to developing novel photonics technologies to push the frontiers of neuroscience."
The largest research subsidy in the history of Université Laval, an imposing 98 millions $ over seven years, will support researchers, and allow the creation of the Sentinel North research initiative.
The Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School is a unique opportunity for a small class of highly motivated students to spend 10 days learning and working hands-on with the highly qualified personnel of the Neurophotonics Centre in Québec city.
During this very intense workshop, students hear lectures from world experts in neuroscience and optics, and use state-of-the-art equipment to investigate the brain and nervous system.
Yves De Koninck named Director of Research of the "Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale"
Dr. Yves De Koninck has been named Director of Research of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale. For more information, read the Press release.
Université de Montréal has given an honorary doctorate to Dr. Yves De Koninck for his exceptional contribution to the field of neuroscience and pain treatment.
Dr. Guy Breton, Rector of Université de Montréal, highlighted the visionnary aspect of the interdisciplinary research done by Dr. De Koninck when he gave him the honorary degree :