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2020 | The 6th Annual Canadian Neurophotonics platform meeting

Organiser: Mario Méthot and Ed Ruthazer

Date: Monday June 1, 2020

Length of event: Full day

Location: Online – details to be announced soon

The 6th Annual Canadian Neurophotonic Platform Meeting

This all-day short course will highlight new imaging and optogenetic-based methods for the study of brain function across several model organisms. The invited speakers will present novel data from their research programs, but with an emphasis in providing pedagogical accounts of the photonic approach for the community’s benefit. Presentations will cover broad topics ranging from optical interrogations of brain function across different scales, from synapses to behavior, and novel hardware development. A particular emphasis will be given to provide an updated and critical coverage of the expanding number of viral strategies now available to the community to express in the brain the exploding palette of available opsins and optical reporters.

Registration for this virtual event is free.  Information TBA.

Tentative schedule

(subject to change)

  • 8:30 LOGIN – Connection tests
  • 9:00 WELCOME: Yves De Koninck (CERVO Brain Research Center, Université Laval)
  • 9:10 – 10:40: lectures
  • 10:40 – 11:00 coffee break
  • 11:00 – 12:30: lectures
  • 12:30 – 14:00: lunch break
  • 14:00 – 14:20: SPOTLIGHT ON THE CANADIAN NEUROPHOTONICS PLATFORM- Tools to lighten your load (speakers to be announced for this section)
  • 14:20: coffee break
  • 14:40 – 16:10: lectures
  • 16:10: CLOSING REMARKS: Yves De Koninck

List of speakers:

  • Arjun Krishnaswami (McGill)
  • Matilde Balbi (UBC/Queensland)
  • Tony Lim (McGill)
  • Mark Brandon (McGill)
  • Mihaela Iordanova (Concordia)
  • Maithe Carvalho (UTSC)
  • Ahmed Abdelfattah (HHMI, Janelia Research Campus)
  • Alex Lohman (U of Calgary)
  • Kaspar Podgorski (Janelia/SickKids)