Yves De Koninck, Director and Founder of the Neurophotonics Centre, was awarded the 2013 Jacques-Rousseau prize by the Association francophone pour le savoir - ACFAS.
This prize recognizes excellence in multidisciplinary research, demonstrated in Dr. De Koninck's approach to neuroscience, which combines physics, computational science, biochemistry, and advanced microscopy, which is highly collaborative in nature and which lead to the founding of the Neurophotonics Centre.
Dr. De Koninck's successful multidisciplinary approach is further evidenced by his recent publication of an article in Nature Medicine in which a pharmacological approach was used to identify a molecule that was shown to be effective to alleviate pain hypersensitivity in a rat model of neuropathic (chronic) pain.
Additional reading :
Read more about the Jacques-Rousseau prize on the ACFAS site (in French):
Also in Université Laval's news (in French):
Mention of Yves De Koninck's Jacques-Rousseau prize
Press release about the article in Nature Neuroscience
Original Research Article in Nature Medicine