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Neurophotonics Centre research featured on “Découverte”

decouverteResearchers Armen Saghatelyan, Paul and Yves De Koninck and Daniel Côté were recently featured on "Découverte", the scientific television show presented by Radio-Canada.  The researchers explain the possibilities and promises of new neurophotonics approaches and technologies to better understand the brain, leading to major scientific breakthroughs.

View the segment here:


Canadian Neurophotonics Platform Launch Meeting

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:


Diversity in synaptic vesicles allows transmission of different messages between neurons

Evstratova, Tóth and Chamberland Evstratova, Tóth and Chamberland

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.


Yves De Koninck and Frédéric Bretzner receive top awards for spinal cord research in Canada

Frédéric Bretzner Frédéric Bretzner

Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics - January 2015 at ULaval

CCWiP poster

The Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWiP) is a conference for physics students held at Laval University JANUARY 9-11, 2015.


Karl Deisseroth's Hughlings Jackson lecture at McGill University

Hughlings Jackson lecture by Karl Deisseroth

Hughlings Jackson lecture by Karl Deisseroth

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.


New video: overview of super-resolution microscopy strategies


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