Frontiers in Neurophotonics 2010 to be held September in Quebec City

Quebec City, Canada--The fourth edition of Frontiers in Neurophotonics, an international school on advanced live-cell imaging techniques, will be held 22 to 24 September 2010 at the Hotel Chateau Laurier in Quebec CIty.

Quebec City, Canada--The fourth edition of Frontiers in Neurophotonics, an international school on advanced live-cell imaging techniques, will be held 22 to 24 September 2010 at the Hotel Chateau Laurier, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Frontiers in Neurophotonics is an opportunity to meet fellow researchers and students from around the world to discuss and discover the latest advances in live-cell imaging techniques put in perspective by experimental challenges in the field of neuroscience.

The school will combine tutorials given by experts in photonics and neuroscience and hands-on experiments involving advanced optical approaches to measure, manipulate, and follow molecular events in living neuronal cells.

Topics to be covered include:

--Tracking cell migration and maturation in live brain slices
--Video-rate multimodal imaging in vivo
--Coherent Anti-stokes Raman Scattering microscopy
--Imaging protein trafficking in and out of dendritic spines
--Single membrane receptor tracking.
--Fluorescence lifetime approaches
--Photobleaching and photoactivation techniques
--Two-photon calcium imaging in axons and dendrites
--Mapping synaptic connections between neurons

The school is supported with funds from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (Neurophysics Training Program Grant), the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Canadian Institute for Photonics Innovation.

To learn more, visit: http://www.neurophotonics.ca/

----posted by John Wallace

BioOptics World

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