The Neurophotonics Centre hosted the Launch meeting for the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform on December 16-17 2014 in Québec city. The platform aims to develop, test and promote new neurophotonics tools using the power of optics and and photonics to serve research in neurosciences and the brain.
The lauch meeting was a great opportunity for platform members and important collaborators to prioritize the objectives and goals of the new platform. You can read the announcement of the project here:
Dr Katalin Tóth and her team recently published a paper in Nature Communications in which they explain, in part, how seemingly identical synaptic vesicles can be used to transmit different messages from one neuron to the next.
The Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP) is a conference for physics students held at Laval University JANUARY 9-11, 2015.
Neurophotonics expert Karl Deisseroth visited McGill University last week and his lecture, titled "Optical Deconstruction of Fully-assembled Biological Systems" is currently available for viewing on the McGill Neuro website. The Hughlings Jackson Lecture is the Neuro’s premier scientific lecture and took place on October 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Neuro. Dr. Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Stanford University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, California, USA gave this year's lecture.
Interested in understanding the microscopy advances that lead to the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? Beyond the diffraction barrier is a new video overview of super-resolution microscopy strategies, by Andrew Q Tran, student in Biomedical Communication at University of Toronto. It explains techniques such as stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, developed by 2014 Nobel prize winner Stefan Hell in 2000. Yves and Paul De Koninck and their teams at the Neurophotonics Centre collaborated to the making of this video. View it now: Beyond the diffraction barrier, an overview of super-resolution microscopy strategies
The Photonics games, organized to interest high school students to physics and photonics received important recognition recently.
The organizers of the games were honored with a prize at the Gala universitaire Forces AVENIR. Forces AVENIR is a non-profit organisation who aims to highlight student involvement. Read more about this in Le Fil.