Frontiers in Neurophotonics

An International Summer School on Advanced Optical Imaging and Photoactivation Techniques


The next edition of the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School will take place June 11-21, 2017 at the Neurophotonics Centre.

Trainees attending the school are selected through a competition. Applications will be submitted to a jury and evaluated on the basis of the quality of the candidate’s academic and research background, as well as their motivation and letters of recommendation.

Application will open soon.

Go to the How to Apply page to learn more about the application process.

Download the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School 2016 poster.

NEW: 2016 Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School Program is available.  On Sunday June 12th, participants are invited to a welcome cocktail sponsored by Doric Lenses.

Frontiers in Neurophotonics is an opportunity to meet fellow researchers and students from around the world, discuss and discover the latest advances in live cell optical imaging techniques put in perspective by experimental challenges in the field of neuroscience. The school will combine tutorials given by experts in photonics and neuroscience and hands-on experiments involving advanced optical approaches to measure, manipulate and follow molecular events in living neuronal cells. 2016 Neurophotonics Summer school

2016 Speakers:

  • Haruhiko Bito (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Robert Campbell (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Santiago Costantino (Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • Daniel Côté (Université Laval, Canada)
  • Paul De Koninck (Université Laval, Canada)
  • Yves De Koninck (Université Laval, Canada)
  • Stéphane Dieudonné (École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
  • Kurt Haas (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Elizabeth Hillman (Columbia University, NY, USA)
  • Sheena Josselyn (Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
  • Pierre Marquet (Université Laval, Canada)
  • Tim Murphy (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Nicolas Renier (Rockefeller University, NY, USA)
  • Ed Ruthazer (McGill University, Canada)

Topics covered:

  • Tracking cell migration and maturation in live brain slices. Example
  • Video-rate multimodal imaging in vivo. Example
  • Coherent Anti-stokes Raman Scattering microscopy. Example
  • Imaging protein trafficking in various neuronal compartments. Example
  • Single membrane receptor tracking. Example
  • Fluorescence lifetime approaches. Example
  • Photobleaching and Photoactivation techniques. Example
  • Two-photon calcium imaging in axons and dendrites
  • Mapping synaptic connections between neurons
  • Super-resolution optical imaging
  • Optical microprobe applications in vivo

The school is supported with funds from Brain Canada. We hope to see you in Quebec !