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The government of Quebec announces a major investment in Mental Health research and neurophotonics


A delegation of three Ministers from the government of Québec, the Ministers Dominique Anglade, François Blais and Gaétan Barrette, visited the Neurophotonics Centre to announce an investment of almost $30 million in research in mental health.  This investment will finance the building of neurophotonics and imaging laboratories, of an animal facility and equipment, as announced by the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Dominique Anglade.

These infrastructure investments will support the work of  psychiatrist and physicist Pierre Marquet, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Neurophotonics, and the Neurophotonics team, in studies that aim to develop new approaches to mesure brain activity.  The researchers will use these novel approaches to detect early warning signs of mental illness (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety), specifically in youth, in order to accelerate diagnosis and permit early intervention, thereby reducing the effects of the disease.  

Learn more (in French):

Lisez le communiqué de presse du ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation ici:
Le gouvernement du Québec appuie un projet du CRIUSMQ de près de 30 millions de dollars

Article dans Le Soleil
Santé mentale: Québec investit dans la recherche sur la neurophotonique

Article dans Québec Hebdo: 
30M$ pour la recherche en santé mentale à Québec

Article du Journal de Québec
Dépister la maladie mentale avant son diagnostic – Québec investit près de 24 M$ dans la recherche

Photo credit: Le Soleil