Frontiers in neurophotonics 2013


Dates: October 1 – 4 2013

Venue: Agora du Haut-Carré (Espace AGORA, Domaine du Haut Carré, Campus Bordeaux University, 43 rue Pierre Noailles, 33400 TALENCE). For more information please visit: Agora-Bordeaux1

This meeting, jointly organized by the University of Bordeaux and Laval University, took place October 1-4, 2013.
Download the Frontiers in Neurophotonics International Symposium – 2013 poster (964 KB)

Download the Final program and abstract book (2.3 MB)

FiNS 2013 focused on leading edge light microscopy approaches to understand brain structure and function.
The meeting  showcased new methodology, and also demonstrated how advanced optical microscopy methods are fast becoming central to neurobiological research, leading to fascinating research discoveries and stimulating conceptual advances.

The themes and methods covered ranged from measuring single molecule dynamics at synapses to imaging sensory processing in intact brains, including computational approaches.

Scientific Committee

Jean-Baptiste Sibarita, Bordeaux 
Valentin Nägerl, Bordeaux 
Laurent Cognet, Bordeaux
Yves DeKoninck, Québec
Paul DeKoninck, Québec

Organizing Committee

Marie-Noëlle Gouineau Bordeaux 
Cédric Lopez Bordeaux
Mario Méthot, 

Topics covered:

From single molecule detection at synapses to imaging network activity in the intact nervous system

  • Non-linear optics for high-resolution deep tissue imaging
  • Application of fluorescence to neurosurgery
  • Optical tomography
  • Photoablation techniques
  • Exploiting photoactivable ion channels to manipulate neuronal activity
  • Nanoscopy: super-resolution optical imaging at live synapses
  • Novel image analysis methods to extract molecular information below diffraction limits
  • Nanophotonics probes for biosensing and molecular tracking
  • Molecular dynamics in nanoscale compartments
  • Monitoring molecular interactions in live neurons
  • Overcoming temporal resolution challenges for optical monitoring of network activity
  • Multimodal imaging
  • Microendoscopy
  • Detection without labels



Angus SilverLondon
Antoine TrillerParis
Balázs RózsaBudapest
Brahim LounisBordeaux
Daniel ChoquetBordeaux
Daniel CôtéQuébec
David DiGregorioParis
David HolcmanParis
Dmitri RusakovLondon
Enrico GrattonIrvine
Florian EngertBoston
Hans Ulrich DodtVienna
Haruhiko BitoTokyo
Jerome MertzBoston
Mark Ellisman, San Diego
Markus SauerWürzburg
Matthew Banghart, Boston
Maxime DahanParis
Melike LakadamyaliBarcelona
Moritz HelmstaedterMartiensried
Robert CampbellEdmonton
Stefan HellGöttingen
Stéphane DieudonnéParis
Thomas Mrsic-FlögelLondon
Tim MurphyVancouver
Valentina EmilianiParis
Xiaowei ZhuangBoston
Yuji IkegayaTokyo