The animation, simulator, and website were created by
Stuart Jantzen, BSc, MScBMC candidate.

All content is copyrighted. Material must not be manipulated,
reproduced, or distributed without permission.


Funding for this project was provided by CIHR: Health Research Communications Award, NSERC CREATE: Training Program in Biophotonics, and CIHR, NeuroPhysics: Setting New Frontiers in Neuroscience with Material Sciences, Photonics, and Computational Sciences.

Thanks to Suzie Dufour, PhD; members of Yves De Koninck's
research lab; Marc Dryer, Hons BA, MSc, MScBMC;
Jodie Jenkinson, BA, MScBMC, PhD; Charles J. Lumsden, PhD;
Linda Wilson-Pauwels, AOCA, BScAAM, MEd, EdD;
all BMC faculty and students; and Rebecca.


Stuart Jantzen:
Yves De Koninck:
Contact the Neurophotonics Centre


Supervisor: Nicholas Woolridge, BFA, BScBMC, MSc, CMI
Associate Professor, Biomedical Communications
Department of Biology
University of Toronto Mississauga

Co-supervisor: Yves De Koninck, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry & Neuroscience
Université Laval
Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec

Committee Member: Michael Corrin, BFA, BA, Hons BSc, MScBMC, CMI
Lecturer, Biomedical Communications
Department of Biology
University of Toronto Mississauga

The animation and simulator were created in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC). The program is offered through the Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in collaboration with the Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga.

The micro-optrode was developed by researchers at Laval University. Scientific content was taken primarily from the following article:

LeChasseur, Yoan, Suzie Dufour, Guillaume Lavertu, Cyril Bories, Martin Deschênes, Réal Vallée, and Yves De Koninck. "A microprobe for parallel optical and electrical recordings from single neurons in vivo." Nature Methods 8, no. 4 (2011): 319-325.