Welcome to the Neurophysics research program website,
the first in Canada at the interface between Neurosciences,
Materials Sciences and Photonics.
Progress in our understanding of neurons and their operation critically depends on our ability to improve our resolution of dynamic molecular mechanisms and on the availability of appropriate tools for real-time studies in live cells. The solution resides in using the latest advances in the fields of Photonics and Material Sciences to develop new biomedical characterization tools that will be minimally invasive.To this aim, we established an active interdisciplinary collaboration between physicists, engineers and neuroscientists from three research centers and two universities: the Centre de recherche Institut Universitaire en Santé Mental de Québec (CRIUSMQ, Neurosciences), the Centre d'Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL, Photonics) at Laval University and the Center for the Physics of Materials (CPM, Materials Science) at McGill University.
Biophotonics and Neuroscience Career Day
The first edition of the Neurolinks career day will take place Thursday May 16th in the afternoon, at the CRIUSMQ (2601, chemin de la Canadière, Quebec - MAP).
The goal is to allow networking between biophotonic and neuroscience trainees and representatives of companies specialized in these domains.
The schedule of the day is here.
Cytometry & Microscopy Symposium 2013
The Organizing Committee is pleased you to invite the 2013 Cytometry & Microscopy Symposium sponsored by the Canadian Cytometry and Microscopy Association. The conference will be held June 13th-15th, 2013 at the McGill University New Residence Hall, Montreal, Canada.
6th UOttawa Computational Neuroscience Summer School
June 9-21, 2013
We are pleased to announce the Sixth University of Ottawa Summer School in Computational Neuroscience. There will be no tuition fee for academic participants, and there will be support for travel and accommodation based on need. The school is organized by the Center for Neural Dynamics at the University of Ottawa.
Molecular Tools Plateform
Genetically engineered animals and virus delivered fluorescent or photosensitive markers.
Karl Deisseroth’s plasmids and viruses now available at Neurophotonics Centre.
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Dufour S, Lavertu G, Dufour-Beauséjour S, Juneau-Fecteau A, Calakos N, Deschênes M, Vallée R, De Koninck Y. A multimodal micro-optrode combining field and single unit recording, multispectral detection and photolabeling capabilities. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57703.PubMed
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Labuda A, Kobayashi K, Suzuki K, Yamada H, Grütter P. Monotonic damping in nanoscopic hydration experiments. Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Feb 8;110(6):066102. Epub 2013 Feb 7. PubMed
Eid L, Champigny MF, Parent A, Parent M. Quantitative and ultrastructural study of serotonin innervation of the globus pallidus in squirrel monkeys. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 25.PubMed