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 :
We have just been informed of important changes regarding the travel awards for SfN chapters. New this year, chapters will no longer submit nominations, but instead the potential awardees will need to self-nominate on SfN.org.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees are invited to apply for a Trainee Professional Development Award directly at SfN.org.
Place orders in advance in prevision of major improvements at the viral vector production facility in June
Major renovations are planned to the Molecular tools culture rooms and will require the shutting down of viral vector production for the month of June, while improvements to the facilities are underway. Production of molecular constructs will not be interrupted by the renovations. Please plan ahead of time and place your orders early! Please note that orders for viral vectors will still be taken during the renovations, but that there will be a delay in production.
Launch of LAB en ligne - a directory of research equipment available at the Science and Engineering Faculty of Université Laval
The Science and Engineering Faculty at Université Laval recently launched the LAB en ligne website, which is a directory of equipment and installations available to the scientific community at Université Laval.
From the LAB en ligne website (in French only):
Robert Bonin named "étudiant-chercheur étoile" for March 2015 by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé
Congratulation to Robert Bonin, post-doctoral researcher in Yves De Koninck's laboratory, who was named "étudiant-chercheur du mois" for March 2015 by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé. The award was given for the publication of: A Spinal Analogue of Memory Reconsolidation Enables Reversal of Hyperalgesia, published in : Nature Neuroscience, vol.
The Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, visited our colleagues at the Institut d’optique d’Aquitaine on February 5, 2015. During this visit, he met with Antoine Godin, who is doing a post-doc in Bordeaux about his research on neurology.
Dr. Godin is graduate of the Neurophysics Graduate Program.
Neurolinks is a free networking event for companies and students working in the area aof neuroscience and biophotonics. This event gives all participants a unique opportunity to increase their professional network (companies and funding organisms).