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Technical platforms

Plateforme source EN 01

Director : Marie-Eve Paquet

The focus of the platform is to generate genetic tools for optical imaging and photointervention. The platform provides expertise, consulting and services in the following areas: viral vectors, DNA constructs, conditionally expressed markers, transgenic animals, DNA encoded fluorescent tools for monitoring neural activity, ion and molecular interaction sensing, light-activation/inhibition of neurons, cellular and subcellular tracking, and photocleavage of signaling complexes.

Plateforme source EN 02

Director : Jeffrey Mogil

This platform provides access to several new animal models mimicking different forms of pathology in humans and providing a better understanding of the factors underlying the heterogeneity of chronic pain syndromes in humans. Highly qualified staff provide methodological and consultative advice, student training, with the aim of assisting the realization of projects and strengthening funding requests.

Plateforme source EN 03

Director : Pierre Rainville and Mathieu Roy

QPRN researchers are using spinal and brain imaging to study how the brain processes pain. This platform offers the access to four imaging facilities equipped with magnetic resonance imaging systems, positron emission tomography systems and a magnetoencephalography unit. In addition to access to facilities, the platform offers an advisory service for the planning of imaging components of research projects.

Plateforme source EN 04

Director : Luda Diatchenko

Persistent pain is a classic example of gene-environment interaction. The main goal of the
platform is to provide investigators with the knowledge and technical support to conduct genetic and genomic analyses on human or animal biological samples. The platform provides expertise, an open access data analysis service and allows access to longitudinal clinical data of patients with low back pain.

Plateforme source EN 05

Director : Manon Choinière

This platform promotes patient-oriented research, in particular by sharing educational resources for patients, caregivers and health professionals. The platform also stimulates research by sharing clinical and administrative data related to chronic pain via the Quebec Pain Registry, by promoting research projects via its recruitment portal and by stimulating the recruitment of participants suffering from low back pain.