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Neurophotonics platform mission

The mission of the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform will be to:

  1. Create novel tools to image, measure, and control the nervous system with light (chemical and optogenetic tools, viral vector tools for in vivo delivery of photoresponsive proteins, optical tools, imaging tools, fibreoptics-based tools)
  2. Validate these novel tools at the Early Adoption Sites
  3. Disseminate these validated tools across the Canadian neuroscience community
  4. Optimize usage of photonics technologies in end user facilities
  5. Train highly qualified personel in using the tools for neuroscience research
  6. Maximize sharing of information and know-how across sites to stimulate emergence of innovative avenues to exploit photonics technologies for neuroscience :

Platform overview

The Neurophotonics platform is composed of three core production facilities that produce novel tools in a collaborative way. Development and optimisation is further enabled through testing and validation of the tools by Centres of excellence across Canada. Learn more about each node by clicking on it.