Greg Sadetsky, Hacker and Rescuer

Greg Sadetsky, graduate of the Biophotonics program in 2014, used his unparalleled programming skills and his regard for human life to program a tool for identifying people needing rescue during hurricane Harvey from their Twitter feed and Facebook pages, and helped prioritize research efforts for the military. He has received a letter from the army to thank him, and an article was written in FastCompany about him. From the article:

In the meantime, his work on the Harvey map has made him rethink the kind of work he does on a regular basis, making it more likely he’ll want to devote his time and energy in the future to projects that can positively benefit humanity. And it’s had a major impact on his thinking ever since the storm.”

Congrats Greg.  Nobody here is surprised.

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Thank to our trainees!

Friday 19th of August was the last day of our trainees Jean-Michael and Gabriel. It was a pleasure to work with them and they had a productive summer. We wish them the best in their future endeavours!

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New baby in the group!

We want to congratulate Alicja and Gabriel for their new baby, born the 2nd of August 2017. We wish them good luck and a happy new life with Charlotte as new parents!

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Group outing for lunch at the OS rotisserie

Group outing at the OS rotisserie in Limoilou, Quebec city. Great restaurant and the chicken was awesome!

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Group outing at “La roulotte du Coin” on Île d’Orléan

Group outing for lunch at La roulotte du Coin! Great poutine with foie gras and shredded duck confit. So delicious! Great place to go on Île d’Orléan.20161006_130414_hdr 20161006_125726_hdrpoutineRoulotteDuCoin

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Scientific Reports by Turcotte et al.

Finally out! Article in Scientific Reports with our method to assess molecular integrity in membranes.

www.nature.com/articles/srep31685

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Group outing Kamouraska

Tete d'allumette

Group outing at Tête d’allumette, with pic-nic and micro-brewery stop afterwards.

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We are recruiting!

invention-60529_640All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

T. E. Lawrence

Come dream with us. Send your CV to Daniel.Cote@crulrg.ulaval.ca or apply at https://phdatiusmq.org

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Photonics West 2016

Damon, Alicja, Daniel and Patrick up Lombard street, the night before Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco.

Damon, Alicja, Daniel and Patrick up Lombard street, the night before Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco.

We are at Photonics West 2016 in San Francisco.  Damon is presenting his exciting results on Neurosurgical guidance with fiber-based spectral measurements in the brain which he obtained with Nicolas, Alicja is presenting her work (and that of undergraduate Mohamed Bahdine) on spinal cord scattering characterization, and Patrick is presenting the foundation of his new theoretical work (also obtained with the help of undergraduate Maxime Tremblay, Mathieu Bélanger, Bertrand de Dorlodot, et Ph.D. student Aleix Pau Pagès) on “Network Inference and Characterization of Nervous systems”.

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We are currently recruiting!

The research center is recruiting (and so is our group!).  Be part of a Research center at the leading edge of technological developments and their applications in neurosciences.

https://phdatiusmq.org

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