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Awards & Distinctions

Personality of the week La Presse Radio Canada: Yves De Koninck

2013-10-22

Yves De Koninck personality of the week La Presse Radio-Canada for the week of October 21 2013, in recognition of his recent discoveries that could lead to the development of new pain relief drugs, and for receiving the Jacques Rousseau prize for multidisciplinarity.

Read this story in La Presse.

Yves De Koninck receives the Jacques-Rousseau prize for multidisciplinarity

2013-10-10

ACFAS has awarded Yves De Koninck the Jacques-Rousseau prize, for multidisciplinarity.  This prize was created to highlight the work of a researchers whose accomplishments have gone beyond his area of expertise and has built bridges between disciplines.  This award recognizes the efforts made by Dr De Koninck over the last 10 years to link neurosciences and optics-photonics.  Since 2002, he has led many projects, including the creation of the Neurophotonics Centre, which have brought together researchers from the Québec Mental Health Institute and those from the Centre for optics,...

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Yves De Koninck named Researcher of the month by Canadians for Health Research

2013-07-15

Yves de Koninck was named researcher of the month of July by Canadians for Health Research.  Here is an excerpt from his profile on the CHR website:

A Pioneer in Understanding Pain

Dr. De Koninck’s scientific discoveries in the field of pain research are world-renowned and have spurred the development of newtreatmentsfor pain management. He has not only made key contributions to ourfundamental understanding of the neurochemistry of pain transmission, but to how pain transmission is specifically altered in chronic pain syndromes. By honing in on the chemical...

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Cyril Bories Age Plus Prize Winner from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2013-02-04

Article : Differential Balance of Prefrontal Synaptic Activity in Successful versus Unsuccessful Cognitive Aging

January 2013 – Age Plus Prize Winner: Cyril Bories
Université Laval

Differential Balance of Prefrontal Synaptic Activity in Successful versus Unsuccessful Cognitive Aging

Alterations of cognitive functions affect the life of many elderly people. These problems are particularly...

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Lauréat Le Soleil: Yves De Koninck les deux pieds dans le savoir

2012-02-12

 

Yves De Koninck is the personality of the week Le Soleil for the week of Februray 12, 2012, for the development of a microprobe.  This discovery was also named one of the ten discoveries of the year by Québec Science.  Read an interview by Jean-François Cliche with Yves De Koninck here (in French): 

http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/le-laureat/201202/11/01-4495...

Top 10 discoveries of the year 2011 Québec Science

2011-12-15

Research leading to the development of a micro-optrode allowing optical and electrical recording from a single neuron in vivo was recognized as one of the top 10 discoveries of the year by Québec Science. Congratulations to Yoann Lechasseur and the whole team!

http://www.quebecscience.qc.ca/les-10-decouvertes-2011/1-Lumiere-sur-les...

Original research article: LeChasseur Y, Dufour S, Lavertu G, Bories C, Deschênes M, Vallée R, De Koninck Y....

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Discoveries of the year Québec Science 2011: Lumière sur les neurones

2011-11-30

2011: Lumière sur les neurones

For the development of a micro-optrode allowing optical and electrical recording from a single neuron in vivo.

Original research article: LeChasseur Y, Dufour S, Lavertu G, Bories C, Deschênes M, Vallée R, De Koninck Y. A microprobe for parallel optical and electrical recordings from single neurons in vivo. Nat Methods. 2011...

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Sophie Laffray wins CIPI Young Photonic Innovator Award

2010-04-04

Congratulations to Sophie Laffray on winning this award

2010 - Sophie Laffray - CIPI Young Photonic Innovator Award

Jeff Coull receives best PhD thesis award from the Association of Quebec graduate deans

2006-12-01

Congratulations to Jeffrey Coull, Ph. D. receives the 2006 prize for best PhD thesis Association of Quebec graduate deans, in association with the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)

View page 5 of the 2006-2007 FRSQ Annual report for more: Jeffrey Coull gagne le prix d’excellence pour la meilleure thèse de doctorat (catégorie sciences de la santé) de l’Association des doyens des études supérieures au Québec (ADESAQ), offert en...

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Discoveries of the year Québec Science 2003: Découverte d'un mécanisme expliquant la douleur chronique

2003-11-30

2003: Découverte d'un mécanisme expliquant la douleur chronique

http://www.scom.ulaval.ca/Au.fil.des.evenements/2004/01.22/science.html

For the discovery that the pain hypersensitivity of people suffering from neuropathic pain could be due to a reversal of the mechanisms that suppress pain signals in the spinal cord.  

Original research article:

Coull JA, Boudreau D, Bachand K, Prescott SA, Nault F, Sík A, De Koninck P, De Koninck Y. ...

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