Satellite 3: Canadian Neurophotonics Platform

A Short Course by the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform 

Date: May 13th 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre

Satellite theme: Image Analysis

One of the greatest challenges of modern science is to decipher the functional connectome of nature’s most complex organ, the human brain. A key to success in this effort is to develop and exploit technologies that allow us to probe and manipulate brain microcircuits from the level of single synapses – and even nanoscale substructures within synapses – to entire circuits in the intact brain in behaving animals.  Light-based tools represent the enabling technology in this endeavour.

Organizer: Tim Murphy & Kurt Haas, University of British Columbia


An all-day short course to articulate new methods and applications of light microscopic imaging and optogenetic manipulation of nervous system tissues. Optogenetics topics include: optogenetic probe development, optogenetic activation and inhibition, with emphasis on region selective expression, light, and probe delivery.  Imaging topics include: in vivo approaches (2-photon fast scanning, wide-field), super-resolution imaging, and methodologies for assessing the structure and function of large brain networks.  Data analysis topics include visualization of activity in large networks, and image processing strategies to improve light microscopic images.


Registration through the CAN registration webpage.

Registration fees are $60 if combined with CAN registration or $80 for the satellite only

Please note that this satellite meeting is limited to the first 150 people who register.

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Mario Methot ( for further information.

Sponsored by: The Canadian Neurophotonics Platform funded by Brain Canada and partners