Yves de Koninck, Laval University, Canada
Yves De Koninck is Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at Université Laval, Québec, Canada. He is also Scientific Director of the CERVO Brain Research Centre and Director of Research of the Quebec Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre. Former President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He dedicated his career to understanding mechanisms underlying chronic pain and founded the Quebec Pain Research Network. To push the frontiers of neuroscience he also founded the Multi-institutional Neurophotonics Initiative (neurophotonics.ca), to stimulate technology development to probe the brain. He currently leads Sentinel North, a global initiative to harness the power of light for the benefit of health, environment and sustainable development in the North. He chairs the Canadian Brain Research Strategy. For his achievements he received the Distinguished Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society, the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize, the Emily Gray Award (Biophysical Society) and the Award for Education in Neuroscience (Society for Neuroscience).
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