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CNP International outreach

The CNP has increased the impact of the research performed by each site and produced innovative new tools that are in high demand from the broader neuroscience community. It has played an essential role to consolidate Canada’s position at the forefront in this extremely rapidly expanding field. Indeed, several of the facilities owe their value to innovation and increased competitiveness of their users by providing them access to rare, and often unique technologies on the international scene. Proper support for personnel and maintenance of the facilities is essential, allowing them to remain ahead of their worldwide competitors by providing them with the ability to continue to innovate.

International collaboration

Yves De Koninck - Picture by Prof. Mark HutchinsonThe Canadian Neurophotonics Platform has developed links with international partners, notably for the training of highly qualified personel.  These collaboration have facilitated the participation of members of these teams to the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School.

Center for Nanoscale Biophotonics – Australia

Boston University Neurophotonics Centre – USA


The Frontiers in Neurophotonics International Symposium

The CNP has been strongly involved in the organization of the Frontiers in Neurophotonics International Symposium.  The CNP coordinator, Dr. Mario Méthot, is one of the main organizers of this event, which is co-organized by Canadian and French researchers.

The symposium brings together leading developers and users of advanced optical approaches to study brain functions, from receptor dynamics in synapses, to sensory processing in intact brains, to the development of innovative approaches that can lead to new clinical and therapeutic opportunities.

The next edition of the Frontiers in Neurophotonics International Symposium will take place in Quebec City, October 4-7, 2020.

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Neurotechnology International Symposium

Organised in collaboration with Bordeaux Neurocampus, the first edition of this international symposium took place October 6-8, 2019, in Quebec City. The main objective of this Symposium was to foster the creation of new high-performance international collaborations resulting in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects in the field of neurotechnologies, for example in the development and use of new sensors and analytical tools for understanding the functioning of the intact and pathological brain.

Partnership with the Sentinel North Program at Université Laval to develop internatlonal outreach with

  • Université Côte d’Azur,
  • The Arctic University of Norway
  • Creation of International Mixed Unit on research in Neurodevelopment and child psychiatry with the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.