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Recording available – August 26, 2021 satellite

We are happy to announce that a recording of the satellite meeting “New avenues pursued by the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform/Optogenetics & Vectorology Foundry” presented at the 14th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting August 26th, 2021 is now available on the Neurophotonics youtube channel. Check out the recording here:  Due to technical difficulties during the recording, the […]


Yves De Koninck featured in the podcast “Playing with marbles”

Three episodes of Playing With Marbles are now available wherever you listen to your #podcasts. In this season of Playing With Marbles, you’ll hear from the 2019 recipients of Brain Canada’s Platform Support Grants – a funding program for research teams that are creating and/or enhancing centralized shared resources to increase access to equipment, expertise, […]

2022 Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School Announcement

We are proud to announce that the 15th Edition of the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School will take place June 12 – 22, 2022, in Québec city! All the information will be posted on the Frontiers in neurophotonics Summer School webpage

Jean-Nicolas Simard, Winner of a GMP training offer by the Advanced Therapies Training Institute from CellCan Network.

Congratulation to Jean-Nicolas Simard who wins a training offer by the ThéCell. ThéCell ( is a network which promote translational research in Tissular, Cellular and Genic Therapies in the Quebec province. The training constitute in 5 courses from the catalog of the Advanced Therapies Training Institute (CATTI) of CellCan which is specialized on practical aspect […]

Register today for the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform Satellite meeting – August 26, 2021

Date: August 26, 2021 Registration link: Cost: free Theme: New avenues pursued by the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform/Optogenetics & Vectorology Foundry Full program available here

Recording available of the third Global Resources Seminar with Sébastien Tremblay and Keith Murai

Moderator: Jean-Claude Béïque Optimizing Primate Optogenetics Speaker: Sébastien Tremblay, Research Associate, Human Frontier Fellow, Dept of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania Marmoset Resources at McGill Speaker: Keith Murai, Director, Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre  

2021 Scientific Platform Award to Jeffrey LeDue

Congratulations to Jeffrey LeDue from the NeuroImaging and NeuroComputation Centre at UBC for the 2021 Scientific Platform Award from the Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP)! Watch Jeff’s presentation in the first 10 minutes of this session of the 2021 Scientific Platforms Meeting

Annie Castonguay

Annie Castonguay, 1st prize of the Research Professionals Excellence Awards 2021 from the FRQS

Congratulations to Annie Castonguay, who wins the 1st prize of the Research Professionals Excellence Awards 2021, given by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé. Annie Castonguay holds a PhD in neurological sciences from Université de Montréal and carried out her postdoctoral training in neurobiology at Université Laval with financial support from the FRQS. […]

frontiers in neurophotonics highlights 2021

Frontiers in Neurophotonics Highlights 2021 – Virtual program announced

The ‘Frontiers in Neurophotonics Highlights’ will take place on every Tuesday of November (Nov 2 – 30, 2021) at 11 am Quebec time (EST); with short presentation blitz (4×10 mins + questions) for 1 hour total. The last ‘round table’ event will take place on Nov. 30 from 11am – 1 pm Quebec time (EST). […]

Recording available of the 2nd Global Resources Seminar with Jonathan Ting and Reza Sharif Naeini

The recording of the second Global Resources Seminar, recorded May 5, 2021 is now available on Youtube: Speaker 1: Jonathan Ting, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics Dept Affiliate Scientist WA National Primate Research Center University of Washington, Seattle WA Talk title: Advances in Human and Non-Human Primate Cellular Neuroscience Research at the Allen Institute Speaker […]

Recording available for the first Global Resources Seminar, with Clifford Kentros and Artur Kania

View the first seminar of the Global Resources Seminar Series, recorded March 9, 2021. Clifford Kentros (Kavli Institute, Norway) tells us about the use of Enhancer-Driven Gene Expression (EDGE) to design genetic tools for the study of native neural circuits Artur Kania (IRCM, Montreal) presents the molecular logic of Phox2a spinal projection neuron relay of […]


Major boost to brain research with new $4M grant to help advance the field of neuroscience

Brain Canada is pleased to announce the awarding of a $4,275,000 2019 Platform Support Grant (PSG) to Dr. Yves De Koninck and team members from across the county for the Canadian Optogenetics and Vectorology Foundry, a consortium of research sites that aims to accelerate the development and dissemination of optogenetic and viral tools. Brain Canada’s […]