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Quebec Mental Health Institute

Centre of excellence

Key researcher: Paul De Koninck, Ph.D

The Neurophotonics Centre is located at the Québec Mental Health Institute - Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (IUSMQ), and has unique expertise in Neurophotonics research.  

Examples of the expertise of Paul De Koninck and his colleagues include:

  • calcium imaging,
  • video microscopy to track cells,
  • tracking single molecules,
  • STED and other super resolution imaging techniques, with multiple colors.  

Multiple other technologies have been developed by members of the Neurophotonics Centre, such as

  • optrodes and microoptrodes, which are probes that can be used to simultaneously stimulate with light and record activity of single cells.
  • expertise in microscopy
  • fiber optics technologies, developed in collaboration with engineers and physicists, members of the Neurophotonics centre. 

The Neurophotonics Centre is also recognized for its training programs.