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Frontiers in Neurophotonics

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The next edition of the Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School will take place June 2-12, 2019 at the Neurophotonics Centre.

View the Neurophotonics Summer School 2018 Program (PDF)

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.

Applications for the 2019 Summer school are now accepted.  The deadline to apply for the Summer school is March 1st.


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

View the Summer School archives to view the list of previous speakers and sample programs of the school.

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. Frontiers in neurophotonics 2018 Summer school

Final list of 2018 speakers:

  • Denis Boudreau - Université Laval, Canada
  • Robert Campbell - University of Alberta, Canada
  • Daniel Côté - Université Laval, Canada
  • Paul De Koninck - Université Laval, Canada
  • Yves De Koninck - Université Laval, Canada
  • Anna Devor - University of California in San Diego, USA
  • Stéphane Dieudonné, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  • Valentina Emiliani - Paris-Descartes, France
  • Maria Angela Franceschini - MGH Harvard, USA
  • Tim Murphy - University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Ed Ruthazer – McGill University, Canada
  • François St-Pierre - Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
  • Fan Wang - Duke University, USA

Topics covered:

  • In vivo Ca2+ and microglia imaging in the olfactory bulb
  • Video-rate multimodal imaging in vivo. Example
  • Fast volumetric methods for whole brain imaging
  • Imaging protein trafficking in various neuronal compartments. Example
  • Tracking of single receptors on membrane 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 !